Here at General Air Products, our motto is “Quality and Service since 1936” because those are the two aspects of our work we value most. If we were to sneak in a third, it would be an easy choice: Education. The importance of training within the fire protection industry is not an idea lost on us — in fact, it goes hand-in-hand with our motto: Part of providing great service to our customers and the industry at large is helping them to understand the ins and outs of the fire sprinkler system equipment they’re purchasing, installing, and using out in the field.
There’s no better way to understand equipment than by getting hands-on training. We’ve spent a lot of time focused on expanding our own training facility, making sure it includes products from a variety of manufacturers and live equipment for both dry pipe and wet sprinkler systems.
We know how valuable it is to have equipment donations for training facilities, come by our training facility and you will see what we mean. This is exactly why we’ve made it a priority to donate General Air Products equipment to other fire sprinkler training facilities in the United States and Canada.
We’ve sent oil-less air compressors to the University of Maryland, several Sprinklermatic facilities throughout Florida, as well as union halls and contractor facilities all over NorthAmerica. Our nitrogen generators and dry air generators have made it up to Red Deer College in Alberta, Canada. Our 13D residential pump and tank systems, the H2hOme®, can be found on multiple mobile training / sprinkler awareness trailers that travel from event to event to educate and make the general public informed about the effectiveness of fire sprinklers in their homes.
Being a part of other organizations’ training efforts in the fire protection industry is a mission we’re dedicated to and hope to continue for a long time. If your training program is in need of equipment for a hands-on education, please don’t hesitate to reach out to discuss options.