Classic Fire Protection and FCFP, two Ontario-based providers in fire and life safety services and solutions, will merge and unite under a new name, Classic Fire + Life Safety Inc. Staffed by the same personnel, the new company has developed a corporate signature that features a stylized “C” in the shape of a shield and cornerstone. Using the shield, symbol of protection as a starting point, the company added an element of depth and dimension to convey the notion of a cornerstone upon which it intends to build this new chapter of its history.
“Safety and people are the cornerstones of our company,” said Francois Godin, CEO of Classic Fire + Life Safety. “Both of these are incorporated in the shield, the cornerstone, and even in our choice of words. We’re excited about the future in part because of our strong past at FCFP and Classic but, most importantly, because of our team’s passion and strength today. The interplay between past and future seems to come through clearly in the new visual identity and signature.”
The new name was chosen to honor the achievements of both companies while describing the team’s expanded focus on critical life safety services, as well as its traditional excellence in fire alarm, sprinkler and suppression solutions and services.
“Our founding companies have earned well-deserved reputations as fire protection contractors who really care about their customers, employees and the industry — and that is something we will never lose,” Godin said.
“While a logo is important, it doesn’t define a company,” said Randy Bird, president of Classic Fire + Life Safety, previously president of FCFP. “What we do each and every day defines our company and our new logo will come to reflect this as we continue to lead the industry and serve our valued clients.”
The official switchover to the new name and brand is planned for December and is expected to roll-out over four to six weeks.
McCain Capital Partners invested in Classic Fire Protection, along with its operating companies Mirenda Inc. and Classic Electrical Services, in July 2020 and followed up with an investment in FCFP, along with its operating companies Northern Sprinkler Design, APEX and EDGE in July 2021.
Classic Fire + Life Safety serves more than 3,000 customers throughout Canada, with particular expertise in commercial and property management, manufacturing, hospitals and long-term care facilities, warehousing and logistics, education and automotive.