About Us

We wholeheartedly believe in the power of supporting local businesses, just like yours and ours. That’s why we work to treat everyone like family. This looks like listening, taking time to ensure you understand your equipment, and checking in before each inspection is due. Thank you for being part of making our community a safe place to live and work!

Family Legacy Keeping You Safe

In 1960, Mark and Joan Fogal saw a need for a fire safety business in Salem, Oregon; thus, Instant Fire Protection was created. Their daughter, Mayonne Hoefling-Thompson worked here on and off while growing up and came on full-time in 1964.

After the passing of her parents, Mayonne became the second-generation owner. She was always involved in all aspects of the business from answering the phone, helping a customer at the counter, to ordering cabinets and all products.

When it was time for Mayonne to retire, she turned over the management of the business to capable hands — to continue the legacy of Instant Fire Protection Co. for her and her family.

In 2018 and 2019, two of Mayonne’s grandchildren began working at Instant Fire Protection (iFP) . In 2022, they assumed ownership of iFP, along with another sibling and their mother. Together they continue the Fogals’ vision of providing fire safety equipment and service to their community with integrity and affordability.

CCB #88324. Members of NFPA, NAFED, ORFED, ICC

Mark Fogal standing in front of the Instant Fire Protection van in the 1960's

Meet The Team

All of our technicians are trained and certified to serve you with the utmost care and quality.

Geoff Pratt

General Manager

Debbi Armas

Office Manager

Travis Hoefling

Co-Owner/Shop Technician

Darcy Lamping

Co-Owner/Office Assistant

Jennifer Schmaltz


Wyatt Hoefling


Garry Elkins

Lead Field Technician

TJ Lopeman

Field Technician

Ethan Mickelson

Shop Technician

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Certified Technician