Tyco said it has acquired Westfire Inc., a provider of special hazards fire protection whose operations in the United States will become part of Tyco SimplexGrinnell.

The Tyco acquisition includes Westfire’s U.S. operations and its business in Chile and Peru. Westfire, which provides special-hazard detection and suppression applications in mining, telecommunications and other vertical markets, offers a full range of fire protection capabilities including hazard analysis as well as system design, installation, testing, inspection and maintenance.

“Westfire is a powerful addition to Tyco SimplexGrinnell’s capabilities,” said Bob Chauvin, president of SimplexGrinnell. “Westfire’s engineering, installation and service expertise, combined with Tyco SimplexGrinnell’s comprehensive special hazards capabilities, creates an exceptional combination of solutions to help customers throughout North America. In addition, this acquisition expands Tyco’s service capabilities for the mining industry in Chile and provides an entry into the Peruvian market, both of which are important growth markets for Tyco.”

Westfire’s U.S. operations are concentrated in the western United States, with offices located in Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Seattle. SimplexGrinnell has more than 100 company-owned and operated offices in the United States, including offices serving the territories covered by Westfire.