Pye-Barker Fire Acquires Total LifeSafety in Jensen Beach, FL

Pye-Barker Fire is proud to announce the acquisition of Total LifeSafety Corporation, located in Jensen Beach, Florida. The new branch specializes in fire alarm systems and will work closely with the recently established branch in Fort Pierce to provide total fire protection coverage to the eastern coast of Florida.

Total LifeSafety was founded by Bryan Polhemus in 2012.  This was the second fire protection company Polhemus owned and operated.  He is the former owner of John W. Polhemus, Inc., which was sold to United Technologies in 2007. John W. Polhemus, Inc. was a full-service sprinkler, fire alarm, and security company which served the South Florida area for over 20 years and was a pioneer in NFPA Testing and Inspections.

Polhemus applied his industry knowledge and customer service approach to growing his second business, Total LifeSafety into an equal success. Today, Total LifeSafety is a full-service alarm company that specializes in the installation and monitoring of new or existing systems.  They also champion community education and outreach through their mascot, Diesel the Fire Dog, who has participated in school and local events to teach fire safety to kids and adults alike.

Following the acquisition, Polhemus will be remaining to manage his team and to aid Pye-Barker Fire’s acquisition efforts.

“A page has turned in my industry as Total LifeSafety welcomes Pye-Barker Fire,” shared Polhemus. “This new chapter of growth and opportunity is beyond expectation.”

We are proud to welcome the Total LifeSafety team to the Pye-Barker Fire family!

The above is excerpted from the press release announcing the acquisition.  To view our recent press releases, click here.

Pye-Barker is a proud collection of family fire protection companies and has provided many owners with a satisfying exit strategy that provided peace of mind for themselves and their staff. If you would like to learn more about what a future with Pye-Barker would look like for your business, please visit to fill out a confidential form. You can also contact our VP of Business Development, Chuck Reimel, directly at 910-612-6252. We look forward to hearing from you!