Kistler O’Brien Systems
Your Complete Fire Protection Solution

Kistler O’Brien’s team of certified and trained professionals will help make selecting and installing the industry’s best fire protection systems part of your business’s success. Since 1933, we have been dedicated to making your work in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware safer. From design and installation to troubleshooting and repair services, Kistler O’Brien offers a turnkey solution for any commercial fire protection needs throughout the Tri-State Area.

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Kistler O’Brien Fire Alarm Services

Fire Alarm and Commercial Fire Detection

Fire alarms and commercial fire detection systems are essential for building and facility safety. With over one million fires occurring in the United States annually, you need a fire protection system that works fast to alert you of danger. Our systems provide audible and visual signals as a result of the operation of manual or automatic fire alarm-initiating devices like pull stations, smoke detectors, or heat detectors.

Alarm and Detection Capabilities

  • Design, Installation & Technical Services
  • Semi-Annual & Annual Inspections and Maintenance
  • Mass Notification & Integration

Our Services

  • Fire Alarms
  • Fire Alarm Voice Evacuation and Public Address Systems
  • Air Sampling Detection Systems
  • 1-Way/2-Way Area of Rescue Communications Systems
  • Elevator Recall Systems
  • Smoke Detection Systems
  • Gas Detection or LEL Systems
  • Pre-Action Systems
  • Clean Agent Systems
Kistler O’Brien Fire Extinguisher Services

Fire Extinguisher Services

As your partner in life safety, Kistler O’Brien will perform all required annual inspections, 6-year maintenance, hydrostatic testing and recharging of your company’s fire extinguishers. It is our commitment to safety that we will make sure you are not only up to code, but that you have the correct class of extinguisher that is easily accessible and within close proximity to a potential fire hazard.

Extinguisher Classes

Extinguishers labeled “Class A” are for use on wood, paper, cloth, trash and other ordinary material fires. Class A is often combined with Class B, Class C and/or Class K to provide fire suppression for specific or multiple applications. Extinguishers with this class are often available as wet or dry types depending on application and hazard.

Extinguishers labeled “Class B” are for use on gas, oil, paint and other flammable liquid fires. Class B is often combined with Class A or Class C to provide fire suppression for specific or multiple applications. Extinguishers with this class are often available as wet or dry types depending on application and hazard.

Extinguishers labeled “Cass C” are for use on live electrical equipment fires without danger to the extinguisher operator. Class C is often combined with Class A and Class B to provide fire suppression for specific or multiple applications. Extinguishers with this class are often available as dry type and can be application specific.

Extinguishers labeled “Class D” are for use on combustible metals and metal alloy fires. This is a special application extinguisher specifically built for industries where combustible metals are a hazard. Extinguishers with this class are often available as wet or dry types depending on application and hazard.

Extinguishers labeled “Class K” are for use on cooking media such as vegetable and animal oils and fats. Class K is often combined with Class A for optimal restaurant kitchen fire suppression. Extinguishers with this class are often available as wet or dry types depending on application and hazard.

Kistler O’Brien Fire Protection has been servicing fire extinguishers for nine decades. Extinguishers are often the first line of defense against a fire. Have a properly inspected and maintained fire extinguisher is critical in the case of an emergency and the overall commercial fire protection plan.

Kistler O’Brien Emergency Lighting Services

Commercial Exit And Emergency Lights

Emergencies can strike at any time, so it is imperative that your Exit and Emergency Lights are maintained to function properly. Imagine an emergency with people attempting to evacuate your building, but they cannot see where to go. This quickly escalates to a serious and dangerous situation. Trust the professionals at Kistler O’Brien to help you avoid this experience as we can properly install, inspect and maintain your equipment.

Emergency Lighting Capabilities

  • Design and Installation
  • Inspection
  • Maintenance

Avoid Liabilities and Fines

Follow the law and avoid serious liabilities and fines by keeping your Exit and Emergency Lighting properly inspected and maintained. This is required by NFPA Life Safety Code 101, Building Code and OSHA. By partnering with Kistler O’Brien Fire Protection, our highly trained team will ensure you are up to code and protected, while making your facility a safer place for your employees and your guests. Additionally, we help provide even those small items like non-compliance bulbs or batteries. Your fire protection services can be a smooth, streamlined process with us in your corner.

Kistler O’Brien Vehicle Fire Safety Labels

Fire Safety Labels And Equipment

Along with maintaining your Exit and Emergency Lighting, it helps to provide clear communication in the event of an emergency. Clearly labeled and easy-to-use equipment ensures fast and reliable response. Kistler O’Brien can provide the proper signage, stickers and compliance materials to meet all your safety needs. Contact us today to determine what safety labels or equipment you need to keep your employees safe and your property protected.

Kistler O’Brien Vehicle Fire Suppression Fire Prevention Services

Kistler O’Brien Fire Protection can help protect your operators, your equipment and help you avoid excessive downtime with the proper installation and maintenance of a pre-engineered vehicle fire suppression system.

When Downtime Is Not An Option

You’re running a busy operation, whether you work at a construction site, at a quarry or a landfill. When your business involves operating heavy (expensive) equipment such as excavators, compactors, bulldozers, mining and tunneling equipment, or front-wheel loaders, you want to prevent damage the best you can.

Vehicle Fire Suppression Systems

  • Heavy Equipment
  • Mining
  • Landfill
  • Quarry
  • Ports/Shipping
Kistler O’Brien Sprinkler Systems Fire Prevention Services

Commercial Fire Sprinkler Systems

Rapid response, reliability and efficiency in limiting damage are all factors in the proper selection of the fire sprinkler system designed for your business. With a large and talented Sprinkler Division that offers more than 300 years of combined staff experience, Kistler O’Brien Fire Protection inspects, repairs and tests wet, dry, pre-action, deluge and standpipe sprinkler systems.

Sprinkler System Capabilities

  • Inspection & Maintenance
  • Repair
  • Testing Emergency Service

Any Size Business.

From small garages to large multi-building campuses, Kistler O’Brien doesn’t cut corners. We partner with all kinds of businesses and perform top-quality fire protection service. From office buildings, warehouses, and healthcare facilities to salons, retail stores and restaurants – we are qualified and ready to be your fire protection partner.

Comprehensive Testing Capabilities

In addition to inspections, repairs and testing of wet, dry, pre-action, deluge and standpipe sprinkler systems, Kistler O’Brien also performs testing of fire pumps, hydrants, backflows, hydrotesting and more. We can help our customers determine the appropriate application of fire sprinkler system required for their building along with obtaining local authority for jurisdiction approval. With 24-hour emergency service, Kistler O’Brien is there when you need us.

Kistler O’Brien Explosion Fire Prevention Services

Explosion Protection Systems

It Is Crucial That You Have A Fire Protection Provider You Can Trust

Explosion protection systems help decrease the risk of industrial explosions during manufacturing processes, but only when they are properly inspected and maintained. Otherwise, the consequences of an explosion can be devastating to your business. Employees could sustain serious or fatal injuries; business could be halted for weeks and insurance rates could skyrocket on top of the high cost of repairs.

The average dollar loss per explosion incident in a typical year is $3.4 million. (IEP Technologies)

Total losses from explosions are four times the amount of losses from all other causes including fire. (IEP Technologies)

Kistler O’Brien Clean Agent Fire Prevention Services

Clean Agent Suppression

When sensitive data or electrical equipment is at risk, the right clean agent suppression system can make all the difference in the recovery. Sensitive environments like server rooms, telecommunication sites, data centers, control rooms, museums, libraries and power plants are best protected by inert gas or a mixture of gasses to suppress the fire without causing further damage. You depend on data and information. Protect it with Kistler O’Brien Fire Protection. We will help you select the most affordable and optimal fire suppression system to protect your business assets.

Clean Agent Suppression Capabilities

  • Design, Installation & Technical Services
  • Annual Inspections and Maintenance
  • Emergency Response Service

Commercial Kitchen Suppression

Commercial kitchen settings are critical to the success of restaurant, food truck, or any type of eatery. Additionally, these environments come with some hazards. The life safety experts at Kistler O’Brien Fire Protection are able to set your business up for success with the right suppression system that will help protect your employees and avoid downtime in your business operations. Our scheduling flexibility with maintenance, inspections, and repairs allows you to keep your guests happy and kitchen operating smoothly.

Full Service For Your Commercial Kitchen

Whether the commercial kitchen is a restaurant, campus, institution, nursing home or other type of facility, the buildup of grease is a serious fire hazard and preventative action needs to be taken on a consistent basis. When your fire suppression system has too much grease built up in the detection line, piping or nozzles, it can render the system inoperable leading to an unextinguished fire, loss of equipment and significant downtime.

Commercial Kitchen Suppression Capabilities

  • Flammable Oils and Greases
  • Power and Gas Lines
  • High-Efficiency Heat Sources

By partnering with Kistler O’Brien Fire Protection, you can help protect your employees, your guests, your investment and your property with a properly installed, inspected and maintained kitchen fire suppression system. Our schedules are flexible to your needs so we do not interrupt your business.

Kistler O’Brien Spray Booth Fire Prevention Services

Spray Booth Fire Suppression

Protect your spray booth with an industrial fire suppression system per NFPA 33 Standards. The team at Kistler O’Brien Fire Protection understands that when you’re dealing with flammable chemicals, special precautions are needed to safeguard your employees and your property. We will help protect your Spray Booth and be there every step of the way.

From design drawings, permits and installation to inspections, maintenance and repair, Kistler O’Brien streamlines your fire protection and offers complete transparency from the start. Our factory-trained and certified technicians have been installing and servicing spray booth fire suppression systems for decades.

Spray Booth Fire Suppression Features

  • Determine Appropriate Application of Fire Sprinkler System Required
  • Design System utilizing the latest Auto-CAD Software
  • Obtain Local Authority having jurisdiction approval
  • NICET and ASSE (American Society for Safety Engineers) Certified Technicians
  • Inspection, Maintenance, Testing & Repair Services
  • 5-year intervals
  • 3-year air leakage test
  • UL testing of sprinkler heads and foam sampling
  • NFPA 25 Inspections
  • Fire Pump Testing and Repairs
  • 24/7 Emergency Service
  • Coordination, Installation and Modifications of a Code Compliant System
  • Installation and Maintenance of Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion Solutions (MIC)
  • Inspection and Testing of Backflow Preventors, Wet and Dry Standpipe Systems
  • Fire Hydrant Inspection & Repairs
Kistler O’Brien BDA Fire Prevention Services

Bi-Directional Amplifier Systems

Reliable Radio Coverage Is Not A Luxury. It’s A Necessity.

Will first responders be able to communicate successfully and effectively throughout your building during a fire emergency? Unfortunately, many commercial buildings are facing poor in-building radio signal coverage and dead spots due to the building’s type of construction materials. This has become such a serious problem, the requirement of properly installed and maintained Emergency Responder Communication Enhancement Systems (ERCES) has been written into building code standards. Kistler O’Brien Fire Protection is the life safety partner that can help.

Kistler O’Brien Fire Protection is now quoting reliable Emergency Responder Communications Enhancement Systems (ERCES), commonly referred to as BDA and DAS Systems. BDA is a Bi-Directional Amplifier system that is linked to a Distributed Antenna System (DAS). Together these are required to ensure first responder radios work properly in new and existing buildings that would experience poor coverage without it. BDA Systems are the code-compliant, UL Listed technology of choice for ERCES.

BDAs are installed in buildings of all sizes and all construction materials! Please contact us for more information!

Communication Is Key

Kistler O’Brien can help schools, high rises and other businesses protect their people and their property with properly installed and maintained BDA Systems. We have partnered with Siemens and Radio Solutions (RSI) to offer a solution to inadequate radio coverage for when first responders field emergency calls at commercial buildings. These BDA systems are replacing firefighter telephones and are proven and reliable. It is a turnkey system, all-inclusive and NFPA-compliant solution.

Kistler O’Brien Fire Prevention CNC Services

CNC Machine Suppression

Kistler O’Brien Fire Protection offers reliable fire suppression solutions for CNC and EDM machines to help protect your investment and avoid costly downtime. These precision machine shops that have manufacturing operations with automated milling and grinding through the use of oil-based lubricants require unique fire protection. Our qualified team offers the installation and servicing of fire suppression equipment that can quickly detect and put out a fire using clean agent suppression. There is no residue left behind and it does not require any clean up. With Kistler O’Brien as your life safety partner, your staff, equipment and property are in good hands.

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Kistler O’Brien Fire Protection is available 24/7 for emergency service.
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