Staff Alpha Fire and Safety - Fire Protection
Tim Parris: “The Industrial System & Fire Alarm Guru”
Tim is a Navy Veteran (1968-1974) and retired Firefighter/EMT (1975-2004) Tim’s highest rank was Captain. He was also a SC Fire Academy Adjunct Instructor, First Responder Instructor, SC Certified Fire Marshal and SC Certified Fire Equipment Technician. (1993-Present) while forming Alpha Fire & Safety in 2002. Tim’s specialty is engineering and installing dry chemical systems, used primarily in the automotive field. He is also head of our newest division, Fire Alarms. Tim’s interests include fishing, firearms, good BBQ ribs, fishing, vegetable gardening, and did we mention fishing? If you have questions about any type of industrial system, fire alarm or general fire safety, Tim is happy help! Give him a call.
Duane Buchanan: “Restaurant Systems Zen Master”
Duane is a retired Navy Veteran (1987-2007) . Duane’s highest rank was IT1(SW). He was responsible for the communications systems and antennas to include unclassified and classified shipboard computer systems and peripherals. Duane was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal and 4 Navy Achievement Medals. Duane has served in or visited a whopping 23 countries! He joined the Alpha Fire team in 2007. Duane’s specialty is engineering, installing and inspecting restaurant fire suppression systems. He is also SC State certified and knowledgeable in all aspects of fire safety. His interests include firearms, fishing and most sports. If you have any questions about restaurant systems, or fire safety in general, Duane is more than happy to help. You can also check out his safety videos on YouTube. They can be valuable assets in fire training your employees!
Diana Parris: “Inside Sales and Accounting Maestro”
Diana started her career in the Rescue products industry in 1976. She is also a certified EMT. Diana entered the fire protection field in 1988, forming Alpha Fire & Safety in 2002. She is also SC State certified in fire extinguishers and restaurant hood systems. Diana is in charge of the internal workings of Alpha Fire and inside sales. Her interests are classic movies, a good novel and animal rescue. Diana tells people her favorite office past time is being Freddie’s mom. (You will meet Freddie below!) If you need help with any fire questions in general, give Diana a call. She would love to talk to you!
Freddie: ” President / Customer Relations & Napping Department”
Freddie joined the Alpha Fire team in 2012. He came to us from the Greenville animal shelter. Freddie loves to eat and was a tad bit on the hefty side . (30 lbs.! Wow!) Freddie’s main duties are making sure that every customer that comes in has been properly greeted. This might consist of a good leg rubbing, kitty kisses or at least a loud meow. His interests are still eating, napping, and playing with his favorite toy, Mr. String. If you are in the neighborhood, drop by and see Freddie, he loves meeting new friends! * UPDATE ** Our precious Freddie crossed the Rainbow Bridge on October 5, 2017. Freddie touched so many lives and gave so much love while he was here. We were blessed to have had him in our lives. Until we meet again, sweet friend.