Founder

Manning Strickland, Sr. founded Strickland Fire Protection in 1983.

Manning Strickland, Sr. founded Strickland Fire Protection in 1983.

Manning J. Strickland, Sr.

  • Current Chairman of the Past Chairman's Committee
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors American Fire Association: 2006-2007
  • Chairman of the Bylaw Committee
  • Chairman of the Executive Committee
  • Chairman of the Center for Life Safety and Education
  • Member of the Chapter Grants Committee
  • Member of the Insurance Committee
  • Member of the Board of Directors American Fire Association
  • Member of the Budget and Finance Committee
  • Member of the Convention Committee
  • Member of the Legislative Committee
  • Member of the Membership Committee
  • Member of the Apprenticeship and Education Committee
  • Completed 4 year Correspondence Course, Pennsylvania State University
  • Automatic Sprinkler Apprenticeship Training
  • NICET Level II Automated Sprinkler System Layout
  • Strickland Fire Protection - 1983 to present
  • General Automatic Sprinkler - 1961 to 1983
  • Apprentice for 5 years
  • Journeyman for 4 years
  • Pipe Fitter Foreman/Area Superintendent for 6 years
  • General Manager for 7 years

Click "About Us" and read a letter from our Founder published in the Sprinkler Age Magazine in 2006.


President/ Owner

Manning J. Strickland, Jr.

  • Chairman of AFSA Chesapeake Chapter
  • Vice Chair AFSA Chesapeake Chapter
  • NICET Level II Automated Sprinkler System Layout
  • Started in Sprinkler Industry April 1983
  • Strickland Fire Protection - 1983 to present

Operations  Manager / Design Manager

David Dupree

  • NICET Level IV – Automatic Sprinkler System Layout
  • NICET Level I – Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems
  • Maryland State Certified Sprinkler Fitter 
  • AutoSprink CAD Training, Advanced
  • BIM 101 Education Program
  • Supervisory Skills Training
  • Lead Safe Work Practices
  • WMATA Safety Training
  • HOTT Lean Construction Workshop
  • Asbestos and Lead Awareness Training        
  • Seismic Bracing Layout
  • Seminar on NFPA 13 updates
  • Seminar on NFPA 20 updates
  • Seminar on NFPA 25 updates
  • Performance Based Design Concepts for Standpipes

Quality Control Manager

John Denhardt, P.E., FSFPE

  • Bachelor of Science Fire Protection Engineering, University of Maryland
  • Licensed Fire Protection Engineer
  • NICET Certified Level III – Automatic Sprinkler System Layout
  • NICET Certified Level III – Inspection & Testing of Water-Based Systems
  • Member of the NFPA 13 Technical Committee on Sprinkler System Discharge Criteria
  • Instructor for SFPE course, “Sprinkler Design for Engineers.”          
  • Editor for several training programs prepared by AFSA

Field Manager

Frank McKinney, Sr.

  • Previously a fire sprinkler fitter for over 20 years.
  • OSHA 30-Hour Safety Training Certification
  • Confined Space Supervisory Safety Certification

Shop Manager

Stan Butz

  • Previously a fire sprinkler repair technician for over 15 years.

Vice-President / Service Manager

Micah Strickland

  • NICET Certified
  • In the industry full time since 2009.
  • OSHA Certified
  • Certified Sprinkler Fitter by AFSA Apprenticeship Program.

Vice-President / Inspections Manager / Purchasing Officer

Josh Strickland

  • NICET Level III (Inspections, Testing, Maintenance)
  • NICET Level I (System Layout)
  • OSHA 30-Hour Training Certification
  • Fall Protection Safety Certification
  • Materials Handling Safety Certification
  • Recording Reporting Injury Illness Safety Certification
  • Scaffolding Safety Awareness Safety Certification
  • American Fire Sprinkler Association Seminars - 2014-Present