Zach Willard Appointed as New General Manager of Fire Facilities, Inc.

Feb. 22, 2024
Willard brings an extensive background in fire protection and safety engineering technology.

Sun Prairie, WIFire Facilities, Inc. (FFI), a leading manufacturer of pre-engineered steel fire training towers, is proud to announce the appointment of Zach Willard as its new General Manager. With an extensive background in fire protection and safety engineering technology, Willard brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to FFI's operations in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

Willard graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology. He has demonstrated expertise in a variety of areas critical to the fire safety industry. These include specialization in fire sprinkler systems, emergency management, research and design, and pre-engineered systems. He also holds certifications in General HAZWOP, HAZMAT First Responder Technician, HAZMAT IC, and OSHA Record Keeping.

Prior to joining Fire Facilities, Inc., Zach Willard significantly impacted the fire protection industry, leading teams to success at Ahern Fire Protection and demonstrating expertise in performance-based design at Henderson Engineers. His comprehensive background spans from strategic sales and safety vision development to advanced engineering and project management, highlighting his preparedness to steer FFI to new heights.

"We are excited to welcome Zach Willard to the Fire Facilities team," said Brad Relford, President and CEO of Trachte Building Systems, parent company of Fire Facilities. "His impressive background in fire protection engineering, along with his leadership skills and commitment to excellence, align perfectly with our mission to provide superior fire training solutions. Zach's forward-thinking approach and dedication to customer service will be invaluable as we continue to innovate and meet the specific needs of fire departments across the nation."

Fire Facilities, Inc. is dedicated to engineering, designing, and manufacturing state-of-theart training structures that meet the unique requirements of fire departments. With a focus on quality, innovation, and service, FFI's training models include mobile units, high-rise towers, and live burn rooms lined with the Westec™ Insulation System, ensuring durability and safety for repeated high-temperature fire training exercises.

For more information about Fire Facilities, Inc. and its range of products, visit

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