Kent Mezaros, Chief Executive Officer
Kent has over thirty years of fire protection experience. Kent got his start in the business working in the shop for his father-in-law’s (Al Carnegie) company in the mid- 1980’s and proceeded to climb the company ladder as the years went by.
Kent got his hands in all aspects of the fire protection business as his experience grew. After starting in the shop, he moved on to product procurement, system design, hydraulics and engineering, project management, and finally to sales and office administration. He has been retained as, and qualified as an expert with regards to residential fire sprinkler systems in the state of New Jersey. Kent holds personal certifications in New Jersey for fire sprinkler systems, special hazards fire systems, and fire alarm systems
Kent has always been very active promoting the use of fire sprinklers for both life safety and property protection. Kent was recently elected Chairman of the Board of the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) after serving for the past four years as NFSA Vice Chairman of the Board. He has served on the National Fire Sprinkler Association’s Board of Directors representing contractors from the Mid-Atlantic region for over ten years. Kent previously served three consecutive terms as Chairman of the N.J. Chapter of the NFSA before being elected to the NFSA National’s Board of Directors. He is a long time member of the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NJFSAB).
Kent has been integral in the NJFSAB’s commitment to educating local and state fire inspectors and officials with regards to fire sprinkler systems. Kent has helped develop, instructed or assisted with numerous New Jersey state accredited courses run by NJFSAB for the training of local and state fire inspectors and officials. He is a founding member of the Coalition for Safe Student Housing which was successful in getting a bill drafted and law implemented requiring all dormitories, fraternities and sororities to be retrofitted with fire sprinkler systems in response to a tragic fire at Seton Hall University. Kent is currently a member of the Residential Fire Coalition which is working on measures to protect all new single and two-family homes with fire sprinkler systems here in the state of New Jersey.
In his free time Kent is an avid hockey fan, having coached both his sons in both ice and inline hockey for many years as well as coaching numerous travel youth inline hockey teams. He is a 20+ year NJ Devils season ticket holder. Kent and his wife Beth reside in Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ and you can often find him fishing at the Belmar inlet or on the Avon-by-the-Sea beach early on a weekend morning, or with his wife with their toes in the surf or walking the boardwalk later on a warm weather day.
Quick Response Fire Protection, Inc.
566 Halls Mill Road
Freehold, NJ 07728
Ph. 732-786-9440 x124
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Vice Chairman of the Board of the National Fire Sprinkler Association