Over the past several months as the world faced a new pandemic, a great deal has changed in the world and at Associated Fire Protection. The landscape of “normal” is radically different for everyone due to the coronavirus, both personally and professionally. As our country takes steps toward re-opening in a multi-phased process, there is a lot to navigate. We want to take this opportunity to explain where things stand at AFP.

As an essential service, Associated Fire Protection is working through this COVID-19 pandemic to continue to provide our customers with the quality service they expect from us. In March, we worked quickly to establish safety protocols for all employees and enact a remote working environment for office employees. So, while we may not be here:

We are here:
And here:
….and most importantly, we are working to keep our customers and our employees safe.

Safety Protocols

In an effort to reduce exposure and transmission of the Coronavirus or other contagions, Associated Fire Protection follows all standards and recommendations set by the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). All AFP employees are required to abide by the following policy and procedures:

– AFP employees are required to wear rubber, latex, or nitrile gloves at all job sites and a disposable face mask.

  • Employees should wash their hands frequently and thoroughly for a minimum of 20 seconds. If soap and running water are not available, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol may be used.
  • Maintaining a six foot buffer in social situations
  • Increased ventilation in areas to keep air moving within the environment
  • Specific guidelines for uniform removal and sanitation

When out in the field, technicians drive their own separate AFP vehicles and we initiated contactless pick up of tools and equipment from our garages and warehouses.

Hospital Help

In these past several weeks, we worked to keep many essential businesses protected, including hospitals. The Army Corp of Engineers and a local contractor selected AFP as the fire protection subcontractor to help renovate a vacant wing of a hospital in East Orange so the hospital could treat COVID-19 patients. Our previous experience working in hospitals and making emergency repairs helped us complete this job quickly and efficiently. As you can imagine, time was of the essence to get this project done and our team completed the task in record time.

Fire Safety

Amidst the coronavirus or any extraordinary time, Associated Fire Protection remains as committed as ever to our customers and fire safety protection. For any help, questions, or concerns, please contact us at 866-812-3473 or message us at info@associatedfire.com at any time. Our team is available 24/7 to take your call. As always, thank you for your business and allowing us to protect you.