The Minnesota Chapter of the National Fire Sprinkler Association is dedicated to advancing the fire sprinkler concept throughout the state. The chapter is headed by fire protection veteran and former Minnesota state fire marshal Tom Brace. Tom works closely alongside fire officials, legislators, and the public to promote the widespread acceptance of fire sprinklers. For more information on chapter events, training, and membership benefits, contact Tom Brace at, 651-603-8827 (office) or 651-644-7800 (cell).


See the Fire Marshal Division training calendar here

MSFM Sprinkler Contractor Report 2019

The Minnesota Chapter of NFSA is proud to support the Governor’s Fire Prevention Event at the State Fair. Although the Fair was cancelled this year, the Fire Prevention Event was not. The event is being held online and will run until October 31st. There are lots of fun, fire-safety activities to explore at the event, including games, videos, and the chance to win fabulous prizes. You can attend the virtual event at:

Please join the Minnesota Chapter at this unique event! Governor’s Fire Prevention Event at the State Fair is a great way to participate in the National Fire Prevention Month of October!


State Coordinator, NFSA:
Tom Brace

Cell: 651-603-8827,
Office: 651-644-7800
Sean Flaherty, Viking Automatic Sprinkler
Phone: 651-558-3232
Tom Lucarelli, Viking Automatic Sprinkler
Phone: 651-558-3300
Casey Jackson, Ahern Fire Protection
Phone: 651-755-4773
Ahern Fire Protection
13705 26th Avenue #110
Plymouth, MN 55441
Contact: Casey Jackson
Phone: 651-755-4773
Olsen Fire Protection, Inc.
321 Wilson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Contact: Kevin Olsen
Phone: 612-331-3111
Fax: 612-331-1161
Brothers Fire Protection
9950 East Highway 10
Elk River, MN 55330
Contact: Steve Ceislukowski
Phone: 1-800-607-2767
5400 Nathan Lane N. #100
Plymouth, MN 55442
Contact: Thomas Miller
Phone: 763-367-5000
Fax: 763-367-5002
Gilbert Mechanical*
4451 West 76th Street
Edina, MN 55435
Contact: Brent Stifter
Phone: 952-835-3810
Fax: 952-835-4765
Skyline Fire Protection, Inc.*
10900 73rd Avenue North, Suite 108
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Contact: Bob Kokales
Phone: 763-425-4441
Fax: 763-425-7755
LifeSaver Fire Protection*
7500 Wayzata Blvd.
Golden Valley, MN 55426
Contact: Sean Sabery
Phone: 763-476-9010
Fax: 763-475-9076
Direct: 763-452-2777
Summit Fire Protection*
575 Minnehaha Ave W.
St. Paul, MN 55103
Contact: Shanna Neis
Phone: 651-251-1880
Fax: 651-251-1879
Midwest Fire Protection, Inc.
324 Harding Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Contact: Jim Kuempel
Phone: 612-331-1411
Fax: 612-331-1412
Viking Automatic Sprinkler Co.*
301 York Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55130
Contact: Sean Flaherty
Phone: 651-755-3906
Fax: 651-558-3310
Sprinkler Fitters Local 417
529 County Road E
Shoreview, MN 55126
Business Manager: Trinidad Uribe III
(612) 781-5804
*This contractor installs residential fire sprinkler systems
Ferguson Fire & Fabrication
3101 49th Avenue N.
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
Manager: Tod Jaeger
Phone:(612) 378-7999
LKPB Engineers
1935 W. County Rd B2, Ste 300
Roseville, MN 55113
Contact: Lewis Anderson P.E.
Phone: 651-288-6108
Pipe Fabricators, Inc.
8580 Valley Forge Lane
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Fax: 952-928-7265
Watts: 866-747-7473
Complete Pipe Fabriction and all loose material related to the Fire Protection Industry.
Contact: Mark Augustson
Phone: 763-488-8100
Potter Roemer Fire Protection Equipment
1350 N Michael Drive Suite B
Woodale, IL 60191
Fax: 262-641-9220
Cell: 262-617-4259
Contact: Jim Henry
Phone: 262-797-6566
Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc.
2235 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113
Fax: 651-638-2678
Manufacturer and distributor of Fire Protection Equipment
Contact: Shawn Timm
Phone: 651-239-9018
Restoration Professionals
505 Minnehaha Avenue W
St. Paul, MN 55103
Fax: 651-379-1991
Fire and water damage restoration
Contact: John Ericksmoen
Phone: 651-734-5935
5925 148th St. W.
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Fax: 952-891-2008 Homeowner Resource
Fire safety systems for homeowners
Contact: Eric Skare, Product Manager
Phone: 952-997-5323
Viking Supply Net
640 Center Ave.
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Fire sprinklers and devices
Contact: Jason Wardour
Phone: 715-323-1736


  1. Fact:  The Minnesota Department of Commerce states that 60 insurance companies carry homeowners insurance in Minnesota.
  2. Fact:  The first four companies on the list below carry 60% of those policies.



The list below show the insurance company discounts for homes with fire sprinkler systems and any special requirements.

Insurance CompanyDiscount
Allstate Insurance10 – 15%15% with smoke detectors, fire extinguisher and deadbolt locks.
American Family10%Grouped with home and fire security systems.
Farmers Insurance Group10%Depending on other safety features.
State Farm Insurance10 – 14%Depending on other safety features such as smoke alarms and security system.
AAA Minnesota/Iowa3% System must be certified as complete.
Allied InsuranceAbout $50 per yearNo percentage offered.
General Caualty5%Must be certified as complete system.
Hartford Insurance
(NFSA linked as fire safety resource)
13%Full system including attics, attached structures and bathrooms.
8%Partial system excluding areas listed above
Prudential/Liberty Mutual12%With complete safety package.
Links include Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition.
Safeco10 – 15%Depending on other safety devices.
Travelers InsuranceDepends on credit rating and age of home.
West Bend Mutual8%System must be certified as complete.

Minnesota News


City of Cottage Grove (MN) Celebrates 4th of July with a Side-by-Side Demonstration

Hotdogs, cold drinks, a hot summer night, and fireworks were all part of a community celebration of our nation’s Independence Day in Cottage Grove, Minnesota.

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The Minnesota Chapter of NFSA participated in National Home Fire Sprinkler Week (May 16-22) activities by conducting side-by-side demonstrations in Minnesota and Iowa.

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Minnesota Chapter members and fire service leaders recently attended two events involving third party ITM reporting services. These events complement previous events cohosted by the State Fire Marshal's office and NFSA staff.

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