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RapidFire acquires Paraclete Fire & Safety

RapidFire acquires Paraclete Fire & Safety

ST. LOUIS – RapidFire Safety & Security (RapidFire) has announced the acquisition of Paraclete Fire & Safety, a 33-year-old fire extinguisher, alarm, inspection, suppression, and sprinkler provider in Brea, Calif., serving the Greater Los Angeles area.

RapidFire said that the acquisition of Paraclete cements itself as a world-class curator of people-centric, family-built businesses throughout the Midwest, Southwest and Western United States.

“In my decision to work with RapidFire, the paramount factor was ensuring the continued growth and opportunities for my team members," stated Allen Quirk, president of Paraclete Fire & Safety. "Our team, some of whom have been with us for over two decades, are the backbone of this company. It was crucial to choose a partner who values stability and gradual, thoughtful change, rather than immediate and sweeping transformations.”

Founded in 1991, Paraclete Fire & Safety is a provider of a comprehensive range of fire protection and life safety solutions. Its services include annual maintenance, certifications, emergency planning, and professional inspections to guarantee compliance with prevailing fire laws and regulations. Paraclete caters to diverse sectors, including restaurant compliance (UL300), industrial and commercial facilities, property management, and specialized services tailored for the telecom and technology sectors. That expertise, RapidFire said, makes Paraclete a seamless and valuable addition to their platform.

“We're thrilled to welcome Allen Quirk and the Paraclete team to our RapidFire team in California,” said RapidFire CEO Mike McLeod. “Allen's extensive industry leadership, honed through roles in key organizations like Buckeye, Brooks Equipment, and the California State Fire Marshal’s Advisory Committee, combined with the team's unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction, strengthens our ability to deliver RapidFire’s exceptional fire systems & services across California. This means faster response times, wider coverage, and even greater peace of mind for our customers.”


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