About AFPS

A locally owned family business, Advanced Fire Protection Services was founded in 1989 by Mike and Linda Brown with the vision of becoming the most respected life-safety company in the Southeast. Over the years, AFPS has expanded and diversified services, opening a second office in Panama City Beach in 2005 and a third office in Tallahassee in 2020. What started as a fire extinguisher service provider has now become the trusted life-safety partner for some of the largest condos, apartment complexes, restaurants, retail establishments, industrial and healthcare facilities in Northwest Florida.

Our Mission

We dedicate ourselves to saving lives and protecting property by providing the highest level of comfort, confidence, and compliance for our clients. We will prove this through our pledge to industry best practices and urgently demonstrating our caring and professional commitment to each other, and to our clients.

By living our mission and focusing on our vision, Mike, Linda and a few standout employees quickly made Advanced Fire Protection Services the company of choice. Our innovative “Total Life Safety Package” concept continues to keep us best in class. Now, more than 30 years later, their daughter, Dana Sudheimer, is continuing their legacy by maintaining a family culture and customer-centered approach to business as AFPS continues to expand.

Life Safety Advocates

We believe every life or property lost to fire is unnecessary. Not only does AFPS provide the best fire protection services in Northwest Florida, we are also actively involved in life-safety trade and industry organizations and advocates for life-safety legislation at the local, state and national level. We have active board members in the following organizations:

Florida Fire Sprinkler Association; Mike Brown, Contractor Board of Directors
Florida Fire Equipment Dealers; Paul Sherwood, President 2014-2015
Alarm Association of Florida; Robin Griffith, Pensacola/Panhandle Regional Director
Okaloosa County Electrical Board; Debbie Ripley, Board of Directors Member