Advanced Fire Protection Services Announces New Tallahassee Office

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. – Advanced Fire Protection Services, Inc. (AFPS), a leading provider in the life-safety systems industry, today announced plans to expand into the Tallahassee area. A locally owned family business, AFPS was founded in 1989 by Mike and Linda Brown with the vision of becoming the most respected life-safety company in the Southeast. Now, more than 30 years later, their daughter, Dana Sudheimer, president, is continuing their legacy with this latest expansion.

“We are excited to be able to serve all of Northwest Florida with the addition of a third office in Tallahassee,” Sudheimer said. “This is an incredible achievement that very few companies ever reach, and we are proud of the outstanding company we have built with the help of our dedicated employees.”

AFPS is the trusted life-safety partner for some of the largest condos, apartment complexes, restaurants, retail establishments, industrial and healthcare facilities in Northwest Florida. AFPS provides their clients with a single, consolidated source for all life-safety needs, including installation, inspection and maintenance for: fire sprinkler systems, special hazard systems, fire alarm systems and monitoring, fire pumps, fire extinguishers, emergency lighting, and high-end security and surveillance systems. The company is actively involved in life-safety trade and industry organizations and advocates for life-safety legislation at the local, state and national level. AFPS currently has two regional offices in Fort Walton Beach and Panama City Beach. With this latest expansion, AFPS will be merging with Regional Fire Protection Services, LLC (RFPS) and taking on their existing clients. 

“After much consideration, planning and dreaming AFPS is joining forces with Regional Fire Protection Services to bring our best-in-class service to Tallahassee,” Sudheimer said. 

Burt West has been in fire protection for more than 35 years, serving in the industry across the United States, Canada and internationally before settling in the Big Bend area 10 years ago. West will play a vital role in the transition and continue on as the District Service Manager for the Tallahassee region. AFPS will continue to provide service to RFPS’ existing clients while also taking on new projects and customers.

I first learned about AFPS through the Florida Fire Sprinkler Association, and I was impressed with their desire to provide a high level of excellence as a full-service fire protection provider,” West said. “When the opportunity presented itself for the two companies to come together, we were honored and excited to be able to join the AFPS family.”