Livermore, CA, January 09, 2018 –(– PREVENT Life Safety Services, Inc. announced the appointment of Jodi Clem to the position of President. She will be replacing Dennis Cohan, who has been the company’s President since 2005. Cohan will be assuming the role of CEO, and will focus his attention on the continued growth and strategic planning for the company.

“I am excited for the future and all the new ventures Prevent will be undertaking this year,” Clem said. “Dennis has provided us a tremendous path to follow of growth and success, and I am happy to be a part of continuing that vision.”

Clem has been with PREVENT (and its predecessor firm) since 1997. She will lead the day to day operation that she has been a part of for the past 20 years. She is a recognized leader in the industry having served as President of FCIA (Firestop Contractors International Association), and is an expert on Fire Barrier Compliance. She is a recognized expert in Fire Door and Fire Damper compliance.

With last year’s nation-wide expansion of the service area, additional changes in staff were made to continue the same great service PREVENT customers have come to expect.

“These changes are part of our strategic plan to deliver our 'best in class' services to a broader national market,” Cohan added.

Connie Walker has been appointed to the position of CFO of PREVENT. Walker has been instrumental in driving the controls that have allowed the company to expand its footprint in the marketplace.

PREVENT also announces the appointment of Steve Tatum to the position of V.P. of National Field Operations. Tatum has been with PREVENT (and its predecessor firm) for 20 years. He is responsible for the growth and education of company regional managers, and their field technicians across the country.

At the regional level, PREVENT announces the promotions of Tom Davis and Matt Henry to the positions of Northern California and Southern California Field Operations Managers. Davis is an 11-year veteran of the company and has served as the company’s top Supervisor as well as the company’s top trainer. He is respected and acknowledged as one of the most knowledgeable people in the industry. Henry previously managed the PREVENT Fire Door Inspection and Repair Division in Southern California.

PREVENT is a recognized leader in Fire Door Inspection and Repair, Fire Damper Inspection and Repair, Firestopping/Penetration Repair, with a complete Fire Barrier Compliance Program and Life Safety Services. PREVENT serves the U.S. out of its’ 4 regional offices and 3 hubs. For more information, visit

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