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OUR HISTORY

20 years of expertise and still the industry leader. Here are the significant years in the history of FireFlex Systems

MAY 22 1991

Official incorporation of Systèmes FireFlex inc. / FireFlex Systems Inc. Large-scale introduction of the concept of integrated systems, giving rise to the first generation of the TotalPac®.

1994

The TotalPac® becomes cULus listed as an assembled unit.

1995

Thanks to its employees' commitment to quality, FireFlex gets certified to the ISO 9001-1994 standard. Since 1995, FireFlex maintains its reputation for excellence and innovation by manufacturing top quality products.

The TotalPac® becomes FM approved as an assembled unit.

2000

Substantial improvements to the TotalPac system give rise to the TotalPac 2 system. In the same year this system gets cULus listed and FM approved as an assembled unit.

2001

FireFlex, in cooperation with the NRC in Ottawa, develops the ICAF. This unique system uses 4 times less water than a conventional foam system. It is the first integrated system to use CAF. Since then, the people in FireFlex's R&D department have worked continuously to make the system even better.

FireFlex moves into its new factory located in Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada. Over the years, clients who have had the opportunity to visit the factory have been impressed by its cleanliness and production facilities.

2004

The new Integrated Compressed Air Foam (ICAF) system gets FM approval for Class B pool fires, spill fires and cascading fires.

The TotalPac®2 system is awarded MEA (Materials, Equipment and Acceptance) approval from the Department of Buildings of the City of New York.

2005

The ARC-1 releasing control panel gets FM approval. This panel was specifically designed for the ICAF system and developed entirely by FireFlex's R&D department.

The TotalPac®2 system is approved by the CSFM (California State Fire Marshal).

2006

After months of efforts to have its unique ICAF technology recognized by the NFPA—the fire protection industry standard—FireFlex Systems announces that its compressed air foam technology is now officially part of the NFPA-11 standard.

FireFlex receives the Government of Canada's Excellence in Technology Transfer Award, which recognizes the successful cooperation between the NRC and FireFlex for the development and commercialization of the ICAF system.

2007

MEA approval granted to the ICAF system and the ARC-1 releasing control panel, which was entirely developed by FireFlex.

2008

FireFlex launches the FireFlex® DUAL and the FireFlex® 1230—the first clean agent integrated systems. Once again FireFlex pushes the limits to provide solutions that meet market needs.

The ICAF system's ARC-1 control panel is recognized and approved by the CSFM.

2009

FireFlex gets certified to the ISO 9001-2008 standard, continuing to offer its customers unparalleled quality.

2010

Our TotalPac®2 systems, which are designed to withstand earthquakes in zone 4 regions, are approved by the OSHPD (Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development) in California.

2011

Our TotalPac®2 cabinets receive NEMA 3, 3X, 4 and 4X certification, giving rise to the new TotalPac®X system. This type of cabinet enables the installation of our systems in exposed environments and meets a longstanding request from the industry.

The FireFlex® 1230 and FireFlex® DUAL engineered fire extinguishing systems (360 psi), which use the NOVEC 1230 fluid, are approved by UL/ULC.

The FireFlex® 1230 and FireFlex® DUAL engineered fire extinguishing systems (500 psi), which use the NOVEC 1230 fluid, are approved by FM, including NFS-320 panel option.

2012

The FireFlex® 1230 and FireFlex® DUAL engineered fire extinguishing systems (500 psi), which use the NOVEC 1230 fluid, are approved by UL/ULC.