Observing Fire Prevention Week with Paul Rouse of Guardian Safety Solutions International Inc.
Paul Rouse, Administrative Officer/Sales & Operations Director for Guardian Safety Solutions International, Inc. and fire suppression educator and expert out of Dallas, TX joins eHealth Radio and the Safety Channel.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Paul Rouse discuss the following:
It’s Fire Prevention Week – and this year focuses on kitchen fires. Tell us about this annual observance.
Cooking can easily start a fire on the stove top – how can we prevent them?
What are some typical causes of cooking fires?
How does your guardian system work?
What are some tips for our listeners to prevent cooking fires?
Paul Rouse, Administrative Officer/Sales & Operations Director for Guardian Safety Solutions International, Inc. (GSSI), Dallas, is a 34-year veteran of the fire industry. Guardian Safety Solutions International, Inc. is the recognized leader in the development and manufacturing of residential range top fire protection systems. GSSI’s mission is to develop and distribute quality safety products that provide customers with peace of mind, while protecting lives and property. GSSI manufactures the Guardian III Model G300B, UL and ULC listed with a fuel shut-off.
Rouse’s experience encompasses fire products, services and technologies, and he was instrumental in designing what later would become the flagship GSSI product, the Guardian III, for which three patents are held.
Mr. Rouse’s early interest in the fire industry led him to a position as a fire technician in a fire protection company. As he immersed himself in numerous training and educational opportunities, he joined GSSI in 1989 after becoming aware of the promise of residential fire suppression systems’ potential to save many lives. It was then that he, along with several others, was involved in making modifications to the original Guardian system to design what would later become the Guardian III.
In his current position, Mr. Rouse ensures that all national and international sales, marketing and product branding objectives are achieved through profitable operational procedures. He oversees the company’s finances setting policy and pricing, code enforcement issues and is a liaison with regulatory bodies. He conducts national training programs for GSSI distributors and ongoing educational seminars about state and local regulatory compliance with fire officials.
Mr. Rouse has an extensive background in working with engineers at Underwriters Laboratory (UL) regarding listing and testing requirements for residential range top fire protection. He is a technical consultant for the company on patent issues and research and development.
A resident of Dallas, Mr. Rouse is a member of the National Fire Protection Association and the National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors.