Month: February 2019

Hiller Announces New General Manager of American Fire Equipment

The Hiller Companies, Inc. has recently named Mark Murrell as the new General Manager of its Phoenix-based division, American Fire Equipment Sales & Service.

Mark Murrell

Beginning as a service technician in 1997, Murrell has taken on numerous roles, starting as a service and installation technician for fire alarm, special hazards and monitoring systems. From there, he has managed the finals department, worked in contracting sales, served as Operations Manager and is currently the Treasurer for the National Independent Fire Alarm Distributors (NIFAD).

In addition to his strong leadership skills and commitment to the American Fire safety culture, Murrell understands the value of any company is in the people.

“I am so blessed to have this opportunity,” said Murrell. “In my 22 years with American Fire, I have been privileged to work with some of the industry’s most talented individuals.”

He continued, “Working at American Fire has given me a foundation to be able to launch into the next level of success that is expected from this amazing team. We are privileged to be a part of the Hiller team and we are looking forward to what is in store for us in the future.”

Mark’s certifications include Notifier, Fike, Ansul, Janus and many others. He is also NICET Level 4 certified in fire alarms and NICET Level 1 certified in special hazards.

Securiplex Announces Completion of Fire Testing for Automatic Light Hazard Water Mist Nozzles

Our supplier-partner Securiplex is pleased to announce the completion of fire testing for its automatic light hazard water mist nozzles in accordance with test protocols of FM Approvals and the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

While Securiplex already has a wide variety of water mist approvals in place, the addition of the automatic light hazard nozzle approval will allow Securiplex to satisfy customer needs for an even wider range of applications such as accommodation spaces on board marine vessels, museums, hotels and retrofit of historic buildings or heritage sites.

Use of water mist in light hazard applications has become quite common in many regions and continues to gain acceptance worldwide, so obtaining these approvals is a welcome addition to Securiplex’s offerings to better serve the commercial, industrial and marine markets. Securiplex has a long history in the development of water mist technologies and has enjoyed much success with open-head systems.


Water mist systems utilizing automatic nozzles function similarly to a conventional sprinkler system but offer several advantages such as much smaller piping/tubing requirements, scrubbing of smoke and toxic gases, significant and rapid temperature reduction and 80-90% less water consumption compared to conventional sprinkler systems. These advantages provide tremendous benefits to the customer including ease of installation, personnel safety and dramatic reduction in collateral damage to the facility and equipment.

Securiplex has been providing water mist fire protection systems since 1995 and is a proven innovator and leading manufacturer of water mist technology. Headquartered in Mobile, Alabama (USA), Securiplex extends its reach globally through its network of well-trained distributors worldwide. We are proud to provide systems for a wide range of projects from subway systems in the US and flight simulator facilities in the Middle East to US Navy combat ships, luxury yachts and more.

Some of Securiplex’s most recognizable client installations include the New York City subway system, the New York Stock Exchange, flight simulation facilities, the US Navy and the oil production market in response to requests from numerous clients over the past few years. Securiplex is very excited to be expanding approvals even further to be in a position to better serve existing customers and meet the needs of new customers as well.

Our supplier-partner Securiplex advances water mist technology and applications.