About

American Fire is a highly specialized provider of fire protection engineering, materials, installation, service, inspection, and commissioning services throughout the world. American Fire manages complex industrial, commercial and design/build fire protection projects, including sprinkler systems, fire pumps, ground storage tanks, underground piping, and special hazards. American Fire is a licensed engineering firm with multiple licensed fire protection engineers along with multiple NICET-certified design technicians. We are also a member of the National Fire Protection Association. Customers know that choosing American Fire for their complete fire protection services is the safe choice for superior service.

Message from Our CEOBack to Top

American Fire prides itself on bringing professional fire protection services to you anywhere in the world. We want to be thought of as the licensed fire engineering firm that offers the highest quality of service. Our goal is not to be the largest company, but to be the best.

American Fire stands out as the most professionally operated company in our industry. To better meet our clients’ complex and evolving needs, we have partnered with CHA Consulting, Inc., a multi-disciplined engineering consultant consistently rated highly by the Engineering News-Record (ENR). American Fire and CHA's combined resources have enhanced our ability to inspire staff, elate clients, and create value for our employees, clients, and business partners.

By continuously meeting and exceeding expectations, our valued clients rely on us as the safe choice for fire protection solutions. Please review our full suite of fire protection services presented here on our website, and if you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

- Josh Whaley -
Chief Executive Officer
205.591.9111
JWhaley@american-fire.com

American Fire Executive TeamBack to Top

Josh Whaley
Josh Whaley
President
Josh Crow
Josh Crow
Chief Operating Officer
Matt Mullinax
Matt Mullinax
Executive Vice President
Randy Treglown
Randy Treglown
Executive Vice President

Professional AffiliationsBack to Top

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering TechnologiesNational Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies

NICET is the global leader in promoting excellence in engineering technologies through certification and related services. Since established in 1961, more than 125,000 technicians and technologists have met NICET's rigorous certification criteria. By employing workers who have demonstrated their technical mastery, employers can provide their customers higher quality goods and services. And, the public enjoys a higher degree of safety and protection.


The National Fire Protection AssociationNational Fire Protection Association

NFPA is an international nonprofit that reduces the burden of fire and other hazards on quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. The world's leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks.


The Alabama Fire Sprinkler AssociationAlabama Fire Sprinkler Association

AFSA comprises fire sprinkler contractors, industry suppliers and code officials as well as representatives from associated organizations and individuals involved with or affected by fire sprinkler issues. The association works frequently with code officials on all levels to determine the effects decisions and proposed changes will have on our industry. The organization seeks to provide educational opportunities for all those involved in fire safety.


The National Fire Sprinkler Association

National Fire Sprinkler AssociationNFSA is known as “the voice of the fire sprinkler industry”. It is also the industry's premier resource for training and education. No other organization provides as many training opportunities, in as many sprinkler related subjects, taught by well-known sprinkler industry leaders. NFSA's seminars are approved in most states for CEUs for building and fire officials as well as licensure recertification accreditation and NICET credits.


The Society of Fire Protection Engineers

SFPE was established in 1950 and incorporated as an independent organization in 1971. It is the professional society representing those practicing the field of fire protection engineering. The Society has over 4,500 members, 73 regional and local chapters, and 16 student chapters worldwide. The purpose of SFPE is to advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering and its allied fields, to maintain a high ethical standard among its members and to foster fire protection engineering education.


The Automatic Fire Alarm Association

Automatic Fire Alarm AssociationAFAA strives to be the foremost industry advocate organization dedicated to improving the quality, reliability and value of Fire and Life-Safety Systems.

CHA CompaniesBack to Top

CHA and its affiliate and subsidiary companies deliver additional value to their clients by providing specialized expertise, cutting-edge technology and complementary services. The CHA Companies together can offer complete solutions to complex challenges.

CHA Consulting, Inc.
CHA Consulting, Inc. is a highly diversified, full-service engineering consulting firm which, along with its subsidiaries, provides a wide range of technology-enhanced planning and design services to public, private and institutional clients. CHA was ranked the 37th largest pure design firm in the United States in 2019 by Engineering News Record and has annual revenue of $282 million. With technical personnel and offices throughout the United States and Canada, CHA offers engineering, architectural, survey, construction, and other services necessary to complete projects on time and within budget.
 
CHA Tech Services
CHA Tech Services LLC provides professional construction management services with a commitment to owner satisfaction. CHA Tech Services frequently partners with CHA’s engineers to produce results that exceed our clients’ expectations by focusing talent and expertise into solutions for engineering, program and construction management, and acting as the owner’s representative.
 
CHA Canada
CHA Canada, formerly Gryphon International Engineering Services, Inc., a subsidiary of CHA Consulting, Inc., is a multi-discipline consulting engineering design firm dedicated to the thermal, power and energy industry based in St. Catharines, Ontario. Their services include power generation, cogeneration and combined-cycle, renewable and sustainable energy, boilers and steam plants, chilled-water and hot-water production, and utility distribution systems.
 
Novara GeoSolutions
Novara GeoSolutions, a CHA Company, is a frontrunner in supplying the energy industry with software solutions and consulting services to manage the full data lifecycle of pipeline assets. Our geospatial technology can be applied to pipeline workflows such as DOT compliance, engineering design, asset management, right-of-way management, and mobile workforce computing.
 
CHA Architecture
CHA Architecture specializes in the design of sustainable, high performance buildings in the education, health care, multi-family housing, office/corporate, state/municipal and historic preservation sectors. Founded in Portland, Maine in 1977 as Portland Design Team and later known as PDT Architects, CHA Architecture has built its core practice around the idea of creative discovery and continuous learning blended with the science and technology of the built environment.
 
Daedalus Projects, Inc.
Daedalus Projects, Inc., a CHA Company, is a project and construction management firm based in Boston. For more than 30 years, Daedalus has provided superior owner's project management and cost estimating services by taking the time to understand the unique needs and desires of each community they serve. Their projects can be seen across New England and include public schools, higher education facilities, libraries, municipal offices, public safety facilities, and more.
 
Wolverton & Associates
Wolverton & Associates, a CHA Company, is a full-service engineering firm, based in Atlanta, focused on transportation engineering, traffic engineering, civil engineering, subsurface utility engineering, and land surveying.
 
JBS Project Management
JBS Project Management, a CHA Company, provides innovative, responsive solutions to the diverse needs of hospitality, commercial, residential and institutional clients throughout the United States with a broad range of capabilities from strategic conceptual planning through post-construction services. JBS’s experienced and skilled consultants provide its clients with considerable expertise in development and construction offering superior, yet affordable solutions to their project and construction management needs.