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Classic Fire + Life Safety supports growing number of female technicians

October 11, 2022  By  SP&T Staff

Emily Taal

According to Classic Fire + Life Safety, Emily Taal has earned her sprinkler fitter certification, making her the first female at the company to hold this role. Taal received her certification after five years of apprenticeship training.

“Emily always expressed the desire for growth in the field and we are fortunate in our business to have the resources to support the growth of our employees and team members,” said Randy Bird, president at Classic Fire + Life Safety, in a statement. “She is an inspiration and reminds us all about the importance of continuous training and education.”

The company said it is seeing more skilled women technicians move up through its ranks and come through its doors. The company recently onboarded several women fire alarm technicians.

“We’re pleased with this shift,” said Melissa Diaz, vice-president of human resources at Classic Fire + Life Safety. “And we want to ensure that more women, either those on our team or looking to work with us, know that we support them.”


Classic Fire + Life Safety said it is investing in training and advancing female employees, noting a commitment to diversity in an industry that has typically been male-dominated.

“I’ve worked hard and Classic FLS has helped me develop a solid career path. I have worked my way up and learned what I needed to learn, and the company has been there for me every step of the way,” said Taal.

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