About FPC magazine
The first edition of Fire Protection Contractor was published in March 1978. FPC was founded by Haden B. Brumbeloe, P.E., a Fire Protection Engineer with 29 years of experience in fire sprinkler contracting. He was with Grinnell from 1948-1971 and "Automatic" Sprinkler Corporation of America from 1971-1977.
FPC/Fire Protection Contractor is published monthly for the benefit of fire protection contractors, engineers, designers, sprinkler fitters, apprentices, fabricators, manufacturers, and distributors of fire protection products used in automatic fire sprinkler systems.
Fire sprinkler contractors and systems designers make up the majority of our circulation. Readers include architects, engineers, fabricators, libraries, manufacturers, unions, universities, suppliers, etc., totaling over 40 categories.