News Update

Fire Inspection Services joins forces with FCFP/Classic Fire Protection as part of McCain Capital Partners’ investment in fire and life safety

HAMILTON/TORONTO, August 9, 2021 – Fire Inspection Services has joined forces with FCFP and Classic Fire Protection. The Hamilton-based business, founded by Frank Ciardullo in 1997, concluded an agreement this July through which it was acquired by McCain Capital Partners – a family-owned investment company that grows companies, and that also owns Classic Fire Protection and FCFP.

Ciardullo has dedicated close to a quarter century to building a reputable business that prides itself in offering exception services to loyal customers in Hamilton, Burlington and the surrounding area. 

With this latest investment, the McCain Capital Partners’ fire and life safety group now employs more than 500 professionals who provide commercial clients of all sizes and industries across Canada and the U.S. with industry-leading service, products and solutions and dependability.

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McCain Capital Partners expands its investment in fire protection by partnering with Classic Fire Protection and FCFP

We are excited to announce that the FCFP Group of Companies and Classic Fire Protection have both partnered with McCain Capital Partners, a family-owned Canadian investment firm with a mandate of partnering with great people and building great businesses for the long-term.  The FCFP and Classic teams will continue to operate independently in the immediate term, with no change to day-to-day operations or to the excellent customer service that has made both companies leaders in fire protection. In time, the two management teams will look for ways of coming together to enhance the services they provide to the Fire Protection and Life Safety industries. 

If you are a client or supplier of either FCFP or Classic, please continue to work with your usual contacts. This announcement should not impact how FCFP and Classic currently serve and work with you. 

You can also reach out to or, should you have any questions related to this announcement. 

Notifier Fire Alarm Panel Training Course

Congratulations to Mike for attending and completing the 2015 Notifier Programmers Course.  Along with being a master electrician and certified fire alarm technician, he can also add to his skills, a factory trained programmer for Notifier Fire Alarm Systems.

2015 Inspection, Testing and Maintenance Course (ITM)

Congratulations to Brent, James, Brian, Dean and Matt for attending and completing the 2015 Inspection, Testing & Maintenance Course through the Local 852 union.

Great job guys!  Looking forward to all the new information you will be bringing to the Inspection Department.

CASA Long Range Planning Committee

Rick Berwick continues to be a committee member for the Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association (CASA) National Long Range Planning Committee. The committee strategizes on compliance in the sprinkler industry while raising awareness for the installation and maintenance of sprinkler systems for residential applications.  The committee also works with Board of Directors to further implement key standards that can be beneficial nationally in the sprinkler industry.

2015 Service Awards and Recognition

Rick Berwick and Classic Fire Protection are proud to announce our 2015 employee service awards to 21 dedicated staff for all their years of quality service.  This year’s employees range from 5 years to 25 years of service at Classic Fire.  We thank you for the years of dedication and quality workmanship you have put forward over the years.

Welcome to Twitter

Come follow us on twitter!  We are featuring a different aspect of our services offered at Classic Fire Protection each month. Safety & Educational tips, routine maintenance, videos and pictures of services we provide.

Check us out at @ClassicFireProt

Spring 2012 FSSA Special Hazards

Brett Elliott recently traveled to the Fire Suppression Systems Association (FSSA) Annual Forum to represent Classic Fire Protection. The FSSA is an organization of manufacturers, suppliers, and designer-installers, dedicated to providing a higher level of fire protection. FSSA members are specialists in protecting high value special hazard areas from fire.

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