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About

The team of experts at AFS is poised to provide commercial security expertise and innovative solutions using the industry’s most state-of-the-art products.

Meet our Team

Don Summerhays

Experience
Don brings over 20 years of professional management experience and expertise to Arctic Fire & Security with over 18 of those years dedicated to the fire and security industry. He is responsible for managing all aspects of fire and security projects, business and project specific financials, sales related activities and proposal development, system design, systems installation, testing, and field support activities.

Education
Don is certified in several manufacturers’ systems fire life safety equipment, access control systems (electronic locks), closed-circuit television (CCTV), and intrusion detection systems.  He currently holds a level III NICET certification with the State of Alaska fire alarm permit card.

Areas of Interest
Don enjoys the Alaska’s outdoors and takes great pride in boating in Prince William Sound and Resurrection Bay with his family on his 45 foot Defever pilothouse trawler.

American Indian Heritage
Don is a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, a federally recognized Indian Tribal with approximately 29,000 members headquartered in Shawnee Oklahoma. Don is a member in good standing, has deep interest and respect for our tribal and has strong entrepreneurial spirit. Don has received his Indian name Badwet (Firekeeper-Bod-wet- understanding the dual nature of fire- beauty comfort versus destruction).

Brandon Skeel

Experience
Brandon brings over 14 years of professional management experience and expertise to Arctic Fire & Security with over 6 of those years dedicated to the fire and security industry. He is responsible for managing all aspects of fire and security projects, business and project specific financials, sales related activities and proposal development, systems installation, testing, and field support activities.

Education
Brandon holds a Bachelors of Science in Business from the University of Idaho, Professional in Human Resources (PHR), numerous fire and security systems factory certifications, and is currently pursuing a degree in Construction Management at the University of Alaska Anchorage.  

Areas of Interest
As a native to Alaska, Brandon takes advantage of the great outdoors with his family by camping, fishing, snowboarding, playing hockey and golf in his free time.

John Summerhays

Experience

John brings over 12 years of hands-on experience in the building automation controls and fire alarm systems industry to Arctic Fire & Security. Over the course of John’s experience, he has proficiently performed installations, systems programming, performed service repairs and troubleshooting, excelled in provided exceptional customer service to a diverse customer base in direct digital control (DDC), fire alarm, and video surveillance systems.

Education

John currently holds a level II NICET certification and a State of Alaska fire alarm permit card (NICET II Certified - License# 114544; State of Alaska Fire System Permit 1-B Certified - License# AK# 07-047). He has also attended numerous courses in the design and system programming of DDC systems, fire alarm and video surveillance.

Areas of interest

John has up in grown up Alaska and has resided in the State for more than 43 years. On his off time, John enjoys fishing and hunting with friends and family.

American Indian Heritage

John is also member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, a federally recognized Indian Tribal with approximately 29,000 members headquartered in Shawnee Oklahoma. John is a member in good standing, has deep interest and respect for our tribal and has strong entrepreneurial spirit.

Professional Affiliations

National Fire Protection Association

The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA, established in 1896, is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. The world's leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks.

National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies


Don Summerhays
NICET #93014
Fire Alarm Systems, Level III

NICET is a non-profit division of the National Society of Professional Engineers. Since its founding in 1961, more than 125,000 technicians and technologists have met NICET's rigorous certification criteria. That number is growing rapidly as more employers and local and state governments rely on NICET certification to measure the qualifications of their workforce. NICET certified technicians have demonstrated their technical qualifications, employers can provide their customers higher quality goods and services.

affiliation nicet
Don Summerhays
NICET #93014
Fire Alarm Systems, Level III

affiliation nfpa

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