Celebrating Women in the Canadian Fire Sprinkler Industry

Women’s Impact on Safety, Innovation, and Inclusivity

At Viking Fire Protection, our mission extends beyond saving lives; we’re committed to breaking barriers and fostering diversity within the fire protection industry. In the latest edition of CASA Notes, the spotlight shines brightly on the incredible women reshaping the landscape of the fire sprinkler trade. We take immense pride in two of our own, Grace Westenberger, a tenacious 3rd-year Apprentice Sprinkler Fitter, and Sonya Robinson, the dynamic Operations Manager in Inspection/Service & Fire Alarm, both earning well-deserved protection

The Power of Women in the Fire Protection Industry

Historically underrepresented, women are now making significant strides in the fire sprinkler trade, and at Viking, we’re at the forefront of this transformative shift. We believe in the power of diversity and its numerous benefits:

  • Diversity of Perspectives: Women bring unique viewpoints, enhancing innovation in the industry.
  • Increased Workforce: Addressing labor shortages and expanding the pool of skilled trades personnel.
  • Improved Safety: Excelling in safety-conscious roles, ensuring strict adherence to safety standards.
  • Enhanced Customer Relations: Reflecting the diversity of our client base for improved relations.
  • Equal Opportunities: Promoting gender equality aligns with legal, ethical principles for a fair society.
  • Inspiration: Women in the trade serve as role models, inspiring others to pursue traditionally male-dominated fields.
  • Reduced Bias: Diverse teams reduce gender bias, fostering inclusivity and a welcoming work environment.
  • Compliance: Encouraging diversity ensures compliance with legal requirements related to equal employment opportunities.
  • Skills and Abilities: Women contribute unique skills, leading to a more versatile and capable workforce.
  • Increased Productivity: Diverse teams are more creative and productive, drawing from a wider range of talents and experiences.


Cheers to Our Leading Ladies, and Here’s to More!

We celebrate the women who are making waves in the life safety industry. Grace Westenberger and Sonya Robinson are not just contributors; they are trailblazers inspiring a new generation. So, to all the women out there eyeing a career in fire protection, Viking Fire Protection is not just cheering you on; we’re inviting you to join us on this exciting journey!

We firmly believe in equal opportunities, training, and support for anyone interested in building a rewarding career in fire protection. If you’re a woman eager to make a mark in a traditionally male-dominated industry, we invite you to explore the exciting world of fire sprinkler trade with Viking Fire Protection.

Join us, and let’s collectively make the fire protection industry brighter, safer, and more inclusive for everyone.

Are you ready to break barriers and unleash your potential? Reach out to us today and explore the possibilities of a fulfilling career in fire protection. Together, let’s redefine the future of the Canadian fire sprinkler industry!

Industry Standards & Affiliation

Viking systems are designed and installed exclusively according to NFPA standards. Our team uses products that are recognized by ULC and FM Approved standards. Viking Fire Protection also meets pre-qualification requirements by several recognized organizations

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