Fire Alarm Installation: YMCA Paterson

Site: Paterson YMCA

Site Location: Paterson, NJ

Site Description: Fitness center, classrooms, and hotel (Offices & Warehouse)

Project Overview: Perform hazard analysis and fire alarm installation


“Associated Fire Protection did a great job helping us update our system. They thought of every detail and reviewed it with us, down to the address names of the smoke detectors. The new system has helped reduce our false alarms significantly .”

– Vanessa Paynter, Executive Director, Paterson YMCA

Scope of Work:

Plagued with false alarms and outdated system, the leadership at the Paterson YMCA knew they needed to replace their fire alarm system. AFP was contracted to perform an evaluation of the current system and provide an upgrade path. Key challenges to this particular installation were the age of the building (over 70 years old) and the fact that building could not be without protection during any part of the upgrade. After reviewing the site, AFP engineers and technicians recommended and installed a Siemens XLS voice system as a replacement. As with any retrofit, we encountered a couple of hurdles along the way, but in the end the system was installed on time and there was never a lapse in protection.

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