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We have worked years with F.E. Moran and the Village of Melrose Park and the Fire Chief to foster a relationship that is mutually beneficial and insures, that as our tenants upgrade and make improvements within their premises, their F/L/S systems are per Chicago code and provide the required coverage as stated in all municipal, local, state and governmental codes. We have a VIP contract with F.E. Moran and they provide exceptional service, repair and new construction work for us. All of our 7 most recent new tenants use F.E. Moran.

We are committed to using F.E. Moran for all of the F/L/S work at Winston Plaza. They have been instrumental in getting the center and existing tenants to comply with all local, municipal, state and governmental laws, codes and ordinances. In addition, they have a thorough understanding of the existing sprinkler and fire systems and have a great working relationship with the Fire Dept and our central alarm monitoring company.  

Carole Johannesen, Senior Property Manager – NewMark Merrill Companies


Very Important Partners (VIP) 


There are 105,000 shopping centers in the United States, each with an average of 105 stores.

If a mall experienced a fire, this could cause a snowball effect of economic strife for many businesses. 

Beginning in 2008, the economy was struggling.  Between 2008 and 2010, 170,000 small retailers and 400 large malls closed across the United States.  At the same time, many malls were limiting their fire protection inspections to save money, inadvertently, putting their facilities at risk of fire.  Quarterly inspections were condensed to annual or less, and regular maintenance was reduced to patching problems.

To protect malls from fire and non-compliance, F.E. Moran Fire Protection created the Very Important Partners (VIP) program.  They provide no charge inspections in exchange for becoming the required fire sprinkler contractor for the mall.

  •  Malls receive no charge inspections, saving an average of $10,000 a year.
  • F.E. Moran Fire Protection tracks the inspection schedule, ensuring compliance.
  • Facilities are provided with password protected Client Portals, giving malls access to inspection reports 24/7.
  • Malls have one go-to fire protection company that knows the facility’s schematics inside and out.
  • General Contractors (GC) feel secure in knowing F.E. Moran Fire Protection provides a fair, smooth service due to their relationship with the malls.


With 97 million people shopping in malls monthly, protecting these facilities is of the utmost importance.  Protect people, property, and business while saving money with the VIP program.


Contact us to learn more about receiving free fire protection inspections.

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