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Fire Sprinkler System Success: Black & Veatch Headquarters

On Monday, February 18th , 2019, a fire broke out at the Black & Veatch headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas in the early hours around 8:00 am. The building was evacuated without any injuries being sustained. The fire occurred on the first floor of the building and was likely related to an electrical panel (though the exact cause of the fire is still yet to be determined). Upon arrival, firefighters and their crew found that the building’s fire sprinkler system had contained the fire from spreading until the firefighters were able to extinguish completely and address the electrical panel.

Jayhawk Fire Sprinkler was selected as the fire sprinkler contractor to design and install the fire sprinkler system at Black & Veatch back in 2015.

We are extremely thankful that no one was injured in this fire and it is a testament to why we go to work each day. Our team is dedicated to make sure we are doing the absolute best we can to ensure that the fire sprinkler systems that we design, install, inspect, and service are going to function as they are designed to do, as they did in this instance. While we design, install, inspect, and service fire sprinkler systems, it is our hope that our fire sprinkler systems NEVER have to be used. The same thing goes for our fire extinguisher division of Jayhawk Fire Sprinkler, Code-Red Fire & Safety.

Fire extinguishers are in the same category as the fire sprinkler systems. We pray that they never have to be used, but if there is ever a fire that does occur in or at your property, we want our customers to know their extinguishers function when it matters most. At Jayhawk Fire Sprinkler and Code-Red Fire & Safety, our first priority is protecting lives and property, which can be seen firsthand here at the Black & Veatch headquarters. So, when it comes to installing or maintaining your life safety systems we would love to discuss how we can be of service and value to your business or home. Click the button below to start working with us today!