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Classic Fire + Life Safety merges with Pyron Fire Protection in Ottawa

November 8, 2023  By  SP&T Staff

Ryan Licari, Ron Licari and Andre Larabie outside Pyron in Ottawa, Oct. 1, 2023, after the sale to Classic Fire + Life Safety.

Classic Fire + Life Safety announced it has joined forces with Pyron Fire Protection Inc., based in Ottawa.

With the agreement, which was finalized on Sept. 15, Pyron becomes the fourth fire protection company to join the growing Classic FLS group this year.

“With our primary focus on sprinkler systems and Pyron’s expertise in fire alarms, we have found a perfect synergy that promises to greatly benefit our Ottawa area clients and operations,” said Francois Godin, CEO of Classic Fire + Life Safety, in a statement. “Above all though, I’m confident our shared values will be our most valuable assets as we work towards seamless integration of our teams and services.”

Pyron Fire Protection has been operating in Ottawa since 1990. Recently,  I.F. Wilson finalized its integration into the growing group, which now employs more than 750 people. In the last 12 months, Fire Inspection Services (Burlington), Legacy Fire Protection and Photon Electrical (Calgary), and Integrated Fire Protection (Kelowna) have joined the group.

“It is very rewarding to see the business I founded over 30 years ago in such capable hands,” said Ron Licari, founder of Pyron Fire Protection Inc. “It is an honour to have Classic FLS continue this business, give my staff a place to grow and continue to service our community.”

Ron Licari, with assistance from his nephew Ryan Licari, will continue to implement the transition to Classic FLS, with Ryan taking a lead role in the organization.

The merger will create a full-service Ottawa branch, offering customers fire alarm and sprinkler products and services. All Pyron employees will continue in their existing roles and functions, officially joining the Classic FLS Ottawa branch once the transition is completed, said the company.

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