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Fire Safety Is Our Priority

Since 1980, Fire Security Electronics & Communications, Inc. has provided the very best in Life Safety System Solutions and Service by providing industry leading technology, turnkey installations, maintenance, and testing.  We specialize in all aspects of educational, municipality, and commercial markets throughout the State of Arizona based out of our two offices: Phoenix and Tucson. We are proud of our track record for quality installations while meeting on-budget and on-time requirements.

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Meet Our Leadership Team


Curt Thurman


Been with FSEC since the Spring of 1997 in most every department and capacity of the company.  Currently the qualifying party for the CR67 fire alarm / low voltage systems license and passed the requirements to hold the C16 fire suppression license. Primary responsibility is to provide leadership to the entire FSEC team and overseeing the sales department. The focus is to build on the forty-year foundation that was laid down by our late President Richard Buck. To continue to honor his legacy daily by providing the latest life safety technology with the very best customer service in the industry. FSEC is so fortunate to have an exceptional staff that is compassionate and dedicated to assist our customers through their life safety journey.     
Fire Alarm Nicet II B.S. Social Science – Kansas State University 1995


Jeff Sherman

Operations Manager

Started with FSEC in 2000 as a field technician and transitioned to be the senior technician. I was able to build the hands-on experience needed for my future positions at the company. For 5 years I was the installation project manager responsible for overseeing many of our largest contracts to date. FSEC gave me a steady work environment with flexibility to finish my Bachelor's degree. I spent a couple of years away from the company living in the UK and obtaining my Master's degree in development but after a short stint in India, I returned to Phoenix and rejoined the company as a systems engineer. My current role as operations manager involves keeping all parts of our field operations efficient, coordinated, and customer-focused. For over 20+ years FSEC has been my focus, home, and family.  
Fire Alarm Nicet III 107033   M.A. Globalization and Development - University of Sussex (IDS)   B.A.  Political Science - Arizona State University


Eve Buck

Owner of FSEC

For over forty years Eve has been the silent voice that stood by Richard as he built FSEC from a small service company founded on integrity, honor, and dedication to our customers.  Today, Eve continues her dedication to FSEC by honoring Richard’s legacy as she leads over forty FSEC Team members into a new chapter of FSEC.


Melissa Stedry

Sr. VP Admin & Finance at FSEC

Over 25 years ago I was given the opportunity to work at FSEC. I began as the Service Coordinator moving to Project Management, covering in all aspects in the Company till now (yes I even pulled wire in the over 100 degree AZ summer). Fast forward to the present FSEC has employed and still employs many Friends and Family creating our FSEC family. Being an Arizona native and growing up around the construction industry I have witnessed all forms of companies and the characteristics on which they base their business. I am grateful to have had a mentor that was always trying to provide the best Customer service and solutions for our Customers needs. He was very supportive on my growth journey and am honored to be able to continue what he created over 40 years ago protecting our customers with life safety solutions and excellent customer service.                          Fire Alarm Nicet III


Mike Lister

T&I / Sprinkler Repair Manager

I have been in the Fire Service industry since 1980 starting as a Wildland firefighter.  It didn't take long for me to realize that I wanted to be on the structural side of the industry. 


During the course of the next few years I was given the opportunity to become a Fire Apparatus Engineer, Fire Captain, Deputy Fire Marshal and eventually Assistant Fire Marshal B/C.  During that time I was required to achieve my ICBO and NFPA certifications, along with a CFI for fire investigations. 

I joined the FSEC Team in April of 2023 and am looking forward to making new friends and new adventures in the Fire Service Industry. "The only people we never meet are the ones we saved".


David Paul

Sales Manager

With almost a half decade in the industry, he is a valuable piece of the day to day sales for the company. Never thinking of sales as "customers", David always has the goal of building a long lasting partner relationship. It is with this goal that he has been able to help multiple large partners, and expand FSEC's business portfolio. 

When he's not at his desk, the recently retired professional soccer player, is usually kicking a soccer ball around the office...much to the dismay of the office staff. 


Fred Ohrt

Suppression Manager

I have been in the fire sprinkler industry for more than 32 years. I started with FSEC in 2010 as a technician/installer and was asked to step in as the fire suppression manager in 2020. I oversee design and installation of fire sprinkler systems for our company. I am currently the qualifying party for FSEC at a state level as well as the City of Phoenix.

Family-owned and locally-operated business!

Offices in Phoenix covering Central & Northern Arizona as well as in Tucson supporting the Southern part of the state
In-house design and engineering staff for providing top quality CAD drawings for your project
Our sales executives core training and beliefs are based around building long lasting strategic partnerships with our customers

Entire staff undergoes drug screening and background checks before and throughout employment
Our installation and service staff are factory trained and certified by our industry leading manufacturers

FSEC strongly encourages NICET certification in all applicable disciplines

One-stop provider for all Life Safety & technology needs. This eliminates the need for multiple subcontractors

FSEC is one of only a few companies in Arizona that is UL Listed for fire alarm installations 


Want to join the FSEC team?  View open job opportunities, fill out the form below, or email us at to inquire!

If you're interested in one of our open positions, start by applying here and attaching your resume. If you do not have a resume handy, let us know you are interested and we will get back to you.


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FSEC Hot Sauce

Since 2010 FSEC has partnered with "Ass Kickin' " to bring in our most popular give away...

 Hot Sauce!

When it comes to meeting a new client, seeing an old business partner, or just stopping in to say hi, we always come prepared with our hot sauce in hand. 

Our Partners

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