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.

  • Board Member of AFSA National

  • Former Chairman of AFSA Chesapeake Chapter

  • Former 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 Certified

  • OSHA 30-Hour Training Certification


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 & AFSA

  • Editor for several training programs prepared by AFSA

  • OSHA 30-Hour Training Certification


Vice President

Micah Strickland

  • NICET Certified - ITM

  • OSHA 30-Hour Training Certification

  • Certified Sprinkler Fitter


Vice President

Josh Strickland

  • NICET Level III - ITM

  • NICET Level I - Water Based Sprinkler System Layout

  • AFSA Chesapeake Chapter Board - NextGen Co-Chair

  • OSHA 30-Hour Training Certification