MOBILE, ALA. — VSC Fire & Security Inc. announced today the acquisition of the assets of Fire Protection Specialists Inc. of Mobile, Ala.

VSC Fire & Security, a privately held, 50-year-old company based in Ashland, Va., provides integrated fire protection, life safety and security solutions for and inspections of fire suppression, fire detection, fire sprinklers, alarms and security systems.

It is expected that VSC Fire & Security will retain the staff and management of Fire Protection Specialists. Having installed fire sprinkler systems for many of the casinos on the Mississippi Gulf Coast including the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Fire Protection Specialists Inc. is a highly-regarded fire sprinkler contractor in the southeast.

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With this acquisition, VSC Fire & Security is establishing a district office in Mobile, Ala.

“Going forward our Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida customers will recognize the same quality service and professional personnel," stated Mike Martin, chief operating officer of VSC Fire & Security Inc. "But, with the added alarm and life safety expertise of VSC Fire & Security Inc., customers will benefit from more comprehensive, integrated resources for their fire protection and life safety system installations, inspections and maintenance needs.”

VSC Fire & Security Inc. maintains Quality Contractor status as designated by the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA). The Quality Contractor designation recognizes fire sprinkler contracting firms that have documented their commitment in four key areas of corporate responsibility: safety, training, quality of life and industry and community relations.

VSC Fire & Security serves fire protection and security customers through offices in Baltimore, Md.; Washington, D.C.; Richmond, Va.; Virginia Beach, Va.; Salem, Va.; Raleigh, N.C.; Charlotte, N.C.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Charleston, S.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; Orlando, Fla.; Tampa, Fla., and now Mobile, Ala.