Protecting Your Church From Fire Blog Feature

By: Shannon Jirik on December 06, 2017

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Protecting Your Church From Fire

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Aspen Group works with a number of trusted tradespeople and professional partners on its church building projects. In this post, we’re highlighting Metropolitan Fire Protection (Metro FP), a leading commercial and residential sprinkler contractor, serving the Chicago metropolitan area and Northwest Indiana for more than 25 years.

Metro FP has designed, fabricated, installed, and serviced the most reliable sprinkler and fire suppression systems on the market and provided the most responsive service in the business. From your initial contact with their office staff, to working with engineers to draw up plans for your sprinkler and fire suppression system, to having their professional sprinkler fitters install the system at your church, it’s Metro FP’s devoted employees that set this company apart from its competitors.

“Many of our employees have worked here for more than 20 years,” says Eileen Hebior, vice president, herself a 21-year veteran at Metro FP. “The same person you build a relationship with today will be the same person who you’ll continue to work with in the future.”

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When designing a fire suppression system for a church, Metro FP works with Aspen Group to determine the proper scope of work and budget and schedule that fits with the timeline of the entire building project.

“Designing a fire suppression system isn’t as glamorous as the finishes you’ll find in an interior design package,” says Eileen, “but these systems are the foundation for safety.”

She adds, “No matter what design trend a church is looking for, we can create a system that will not detract from the beauty being created in the church.”

For church renovations and adaptive reuse projects, Eileen says, “it’s not as difficult or problematic to retrofit these spaces with fire suppression systems.” Case in point: Metro FP recently completed adding a sprinkler system to the City of Chicago’s City Hall.

Metro FP has designed and installed fire suppression systems for several Aspen Group church building projects, including The Orchard Evangelical Free Church, First Christian Church-Morris, and Hickory Creek Church.


About Shannon Jirik

Shannon Jirik serves as assistant brand manager for Keyhole Marketing.