who we are


Fire Protection


Design Services

xl Fire Protection Design Services, strives for excellence on every Project. No matter how large, or how small, our goal always remains the same: to provide the best Design Services we can offer. 


Ed Long, CFPS, CET


Having started "from the ground up" back in 1989, has given XL Fire Protection Design Services a unique insight into the Fire Protection Industry. Purchasing, Database Creation, Fabrication Shop Management, Design, Fire Design Consulting, as well as serving as an Instructor for MEPCAD AutoSprink Design Software, has been instrumental in creating a deeper understanding of the Industry as a whole. We understand the dynamics of a Fire Protection System Design, from both the Architect / Engineer, and Contractor perspectives.


We also never promise more than we are capable of delivering. If we cannot meet the timeline for your Project, or if it is outside the scope of our capabilities, we will gladly refer you to one of our many contacts in the industry. Serving in the Fire Protection Industry for over 28 years, we have developed a vast network of Fire Protection Industry friends and partners: including Authorities Having Jurisdiction, Architects, Engineers of all disciplines, Designers, and Contractors.



Our Services:​​

Software utilized


  • AutoSprink Platinum V12

  • AutoCad / ProgeCad

  • Nitro Pro

  • ​Bluebeam

  • Navis Manage

  • Revit

  • Tol-Brace Seismic Calculation

  • Microsoft Office Suite




  • Past Projects include: OSHPD (Hospitals) DSA (Schools), FM-Global High Piled  / Cold Storage, Stadium -Arena, Malls, Custom Residential, Military, Commercial Retail, and Tenant Improvements.
  • 3D Coordination with other Trades, utilizing Navis Manage
  • ​3D Design utilizing Models from Revit, and or DWG's
  • Estimation and Budgeting for Proposed Projects
  • Fire Protection Systems Design - Wet / Dry / Pre-Action / Foam
  • Hydraulic Calculations
  • Seismic Calculations
  • Product Data with Specified Manufacturers
  • Specifications - Project Specific
  • Stock Listing, and Fabrication Reports
  • Installation Drawings for Field
  • RFI's and Change Orders
  • Shop Drawings - Creation or Review
  • Close-Out Documentation
  • As-Builts