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Stay up to date with the latest news and exciting announcements from our president and management teams here at Rapid Fire Protection, Inc.

8 Feb

2017 SME Annual Conference & Expo

Please come visit us at the Annual SME 2017 Conference and Trade Show February 19th-22nd at Booth #742.

3 Jan

John Cowger - AFSA National Apprentice Competition Finalist

The 23rd Annual American Fire Sprinkler Association’s National Apprentice Competition took place in Dallas Texas where the nation’s top apprentices competed. The competition began June 11 with 140 apprentices sitting for a written examination...

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20 Oct

Fire Sprinklers Save Lives Award

Rapid Fire Protection’s Vice President, Rod DiBona, and the Mayor of Rapid City, Steve Allender, recently presented Tim Behlings, Division Chief and Fire Marshal of Rapid City, with the “Fire Sprinklers Save Lives” Award...

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20 Sept

Rapid Fire Protection, Inc. Protects in the Aviation Sector

Rapid Fire Protection is able to provide fire suppression in the Aviation Industry. Our company has engineered, installed and serviced special hazard fire suppression systems, such as AFFF and high expansion foam systems...

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20 Sept

Black Hills Corporation Headquarters Project

Rapid Fire Protection has been chosen to perform the fire protection for the new Black Hills Corporation Headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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5 Aug

Kiewit Turner Safety Award

Rapid Fire Protection Inc.’s sprinkler fitters working on the Denver VA Hospital in Denver, CO have been recognized for their outstanding safety. While working at a high elevation in the VA concourse, the hard working crew exercised safety measures at all times. The Rapid Fire Protection sprinkler fitters of Denver, CO have now been recognized two times by Kiewit Turner for safety. Our company is proud to have men and women working in the field all across the region that exercise safety measures at all times.

28 Jul

Agriculture Industry Protection

Rapid Fire Protection, Inc. and Adtech Alarm protect in the agriculture industry and protect agriculture production facilities. Rapid Fire Protection and Adtech Alarm...

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01 Aug


Rapid Fire Protection, Inc. is proud to protect Petrochemical Industry Leaders. Our company recently contracted a sixteen tank...

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22 Jul

Combustible Storage Tank Protection

Rapid Fire Protection Inc. & AdTech Alarm is a fire suppression and alarm contractor specializing in hazard analysis, design, engineering, fabrication, and installation and inspection services.

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20 Sept

Annual Company Golf Tournament

Congratulations to the Rapid Fire Protection golf champions! Tournament winners Shawn Marta, Shane Leonard, Gabe Hastings, Ken Freeman and Brent Zimiga. Along with official RFP photobomber Jen Peterson.

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29 Oct

Jordan Bretey Wins AFSA's National Apprentice Competition

Seven competitors competed for top honors at the American Fire Sprinkler Association's (AFSA) 21st Annual National Apprentice Competition held October 1 in Orlando, Fla. Over 1,100 attendees witnessed the excitement as the apprentices constructed and pressure-tested a mini fire sprinkler system at AFSA's 33rd Annual Convention & Exhibition.

Jordan Bretey with Rapid Fire Protection, Inc., Rapid City, S.D., won first place; Connor J. Rieve with Firestop, Inc., Bethel, Conn., won second place; and Eric Dunn with Reliable Fire Protection, Little Rock, Ark., took third place.

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19 Jul

Rapid Fire Chosen For One of the Largest Construction Projects in the Nation

The Replacement Medical Center Facility, Eastern Colorado Health Care System is a massive project being constructed by Kiewit-Turner a Joint Venture. Kiewit and Turner are two of the nation’s leading construction firms.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to showcase our capabilities on this very important project.”, said Rod DiBona Rapid Fire’s Vice President. “We are excited to work along some of the elite firms in construction. This project has a price tag approaching two billion dollars and although we are a small percentage of the cost we recognize the importance of performing at a high level.”

To view a video flyover of the project visit

15 Jul

Rapid Fire Protection, Inc. Acquires AdTech Inc.

Rapid Fire Protection has completed its purchase of AdTech Inc, a fire alarm company based out of Rapid City, S.D. “We are thrilled to have AdTech join the Rapid Fire family. Jim Way and his team have built the premier fire alarm company in western South Dakota and we are confident that each of our firms will be better as a result of this acquisition.” said Matt Batie, Vice President.

14 Apr

Colorado Business Bank

Colorado Business Bank recently agreed to lease 10 of 11 floors ofa new office building to be constructed as part of the Village Center Station project in Greenwood Village. The new 11 story, 296,000 square foot office building will be the third of three phases of the development located adjacent to the Village at Arapahoe light rail station. The first 9 story building was constructed in 2008. The second phase, a 9 story, 225,000 square foot building will likely be developed at the same time the bank building is constructed. All three phases also include ground floor retail.

The architect for all three phases is Davis Partnership. The developer is Shea Properties. Construction should begin in mid-2014, with occupancy planned for late 2015.

18 Jul

Sprinkler Head Controls Fire

In the early morning hours of July 18, 2013— RCFD responded to a fire alarm at St. Thomas More High School. First arriving Engine Company reported smoke and water coming from one of the Gym doors. A fire had started just inside the door where remnants from the gym floor refinishing were being stored. A lone sprinkler head activated as it was designed and held the fire to that area, reducing the potential for fire loss to the school.

Sprinkler systems are designed to save lives and reduce damage from fire and smoke. Water damage from a single sprinkler head is minor compared to the loss of property from a fire that engulfs the room and contents. This one sprinkler head activating as designed saved not only the wooden gym floor and bleachers, but also reduced the impact for the upcoming school year.

We are happy to report that after the smoke and water is removed, they will be able to get back to finishing the floors without a lengthy delay from extensive fire damage.

For information or questions on sprinklers systems and the impact on both commercial and residential fire suppression, please contact our Prevention Division at (605) 394-5233.