I was born in New Jersey in 1946. While growing up I worked for my father’s company, Associated Fire Protection, Paterson, NJ (www.afpfire.com). From 1964-1968, I attended Penn State University, graduating with a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Following 3 years in the Navy as a gunnery and deck officer, I spent a summer visiting the Western United States. I discovered Utah and founded Associated Fire Protection in Salt Lake City on January 1, 1973. I am pleased to offer my customers the same premium service and attention to customers’ needs and safety which was the cornerstone of my father’s company.



Torbert J. Straten, President