What’s Trending in Fire Protection? Fireline’s David Taylor Tells Tough Truths about Protecting Data Center Assets

BALTIMORE, MD -- The Fireline Corporation is a Maryland corporation founded in 1947 by John S. Waters. As a pioneer in the fledgling fire equipment distribution business, John Waters soon saw the benefits of offering exemplary service and high quality products at a fair price. Fireline has lived by this standard for more than 60 years and the tradition continues today. Fireline grew into one of the nation’s premier fire equipment distributors during the 1950’s and quickly took on new and innovative products as they became available. In the 1960’s, Fireline was one of the first companies to promote the use of multi-purpose dry chemical extinguishers and kitchen hood and duct fire suppression systems. In the late 1960’s, Fireline became a Pyrotronics fire alarm distributor and a Fenwal Halon 1301 distributor. These manufacturers, and many more fire alarm systems oriented product lines are still sold by Fireline. Below, we connected with Fireline's Director of Business Development, David Taylor, to learn more about the latest in the world of fire protection and what the data center industry should know. CAPRE: Why are clients picking up the phone to call Fireline? Taylor: We’re getting a lot of inquiries to renovate first generation data centers. I’ll never be someone who claims to be an IT or computer guy, but we know fire protection. And as these first-generation data centers approach 20-25 years of age, they have a lot of older fire protection equipment.…