Fire Protection

Comprehensive Fire and Life Safety Projects

Protecting a large commercial, residential or institutional facility from fire requires more than a few smoke detectors and sprinkler heads. Today,  buildings need an integration of multiple engineered fire protection systems–all working in harmony to provide the designed level of protection. McKinstry’s major construction fire protection team focuses on new construction and major retrofit projects that involve significant sprinkler work and the installation of holistic fire protection systems.

We have a proven track record for designing, installing and validating fire protection systems for the most complex projects that require careful consideration of space allocations, thorough systems coordination with other trades and accelerated installations. As the top fire protection contractor in the Seattle area, we employ a highly qualified team of sprinkler fitters, designers, project managers and estimators.

Our design team prides itself on its proficiency, accuracy and attention to detail whether the task is getting the drawings submitted for permit or developing installation-ready drawings. McKinstry’s designers are experienced at working hand in hand with a projects design team to review specifications to avoid coverage problems or potential code issues, and have a deep understanding of appropriate fire protection measures based on a facility’s use, occupancy and system redundancy.

Our construction teams pride themselves on their ability to work seamlessly onsite with the general contractor and other trades to install systems efficiently, while maintaining McKinstry’s rigorous commitment to safety. Whether the job is large or small, our team is readily available and prepared to design and build the highest quality fire protection projects throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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  • New construction
  • Retrofit systems
  • 3D and BIM coordination
  • Re-piping
  • Design and hydraulic calculations


  • Wet and dry
  • Pre-action
  • Deluge
  • Foam
  • CO2
  • FM 200 and other gas systems
  • Alarm and detection
  • Underground supply
  • Water storage tanks



McKinstry works with many government entities, always with the aim of protecting their budgets and helping them save resources for their communities. View projects >


McKinstry is a major player in helping create safe, efficient, and attractive healthcare environments. View projects >


McKinstry is a powerful partner in renewables, delivering turn-key energy source solutions. We implement long-term energy solutions for your community or organization. View projects >

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