Protecting emergency pull stations is easy with Pull Station Protectors from the newly founded Fire Protection Devices, Inc.
We are proud of the quality of this product and stand behind it
Ed Hevy, a licensed electrician and President of FPD, came up with the concept of a Pull Station Protector after regularly being hired to repair fire pull stations that had been knocked off walls in commercial and industrial settings.
Hevy realized that not only is it dangerous for fire protection products to be damaged, but replacing emergency pull stations is also expensive. On average, it costs $300 to pay for a replacement pull station and the labor of a licensed technician. Furthermore, if damaged pull stations aren't brought up to code quickly, fines from fire professionals might result.
"When I searched for protective devices for emergency pull stations, I was surprised to find that this type of product did not already exist," Hevy says. "I recognized the need for this important product, so I quickly went to work with engineers and material experts to get it made."
The fire engine red coverings for these fire protection products are backed by a 10 year warranty and are designed to protect fire pull stations from impact caused by rolling carts, trolleys and the like. This means that the Pull Station Protector absorbs all the impact, so the emergency pull stations are not adversely affected by accidental run-ins.
"We are proud of the quality of this product and stand behind it," Hevy says. "Once we had a demo made, we sent the Pull Station Protector to an outside materials lab where it was impacted at various speeds and angles. As we suspected, our product passed these rigorous tests with flying colors."
Moreover, the Pull Station Protectors are easy to install on new or existing pull stations. The only tools required for installation are a Phillips screw driver, a level, a drill with a ¼" drill bit and a utility knife.