Life Safety Special Projects General Superintendent Bruce Balcombe retired on February 1, after 35 years of dedicated service. He will be truly missed by his APG family!
He came to APG on August 6, 1984, the year we were founded, as a journeyman electrician. Though he was already experienced, he went back to school to expand his knowledge and efficiency. Throughout his time with us, he has continued to focus on improving his abilities. Bruce currently holds a Pro Board Fire Inspector and Plans Examiner certification and a NICET Level IV certification, both of which he plans to maintain.
Bruce was always happy to share the knowledge and experience he gained through the years. He enjoyed mentoring, teaching, and training up and coming apprentices, taking time out of his day to help those just starting out in the field. He spent 5 years as an instructor in the IEC apprenticeship program, teaching apprentices two nights a week after a full day’s work. He was also able to assist with the annual IEC Wire Off competition.
Bruce began as an electrician installing fire alarm and building management systems, but his responsibilities grew as APG expanded. With the formation of the Life Safety group, the company hired more employees and took on more challenging projects, which involved the installation of fire alarm, nurse call, and energy management systems. Through the years, Bruce has been involved with some of our largest projects, including St. Joseph’s Hospitals North and South, St. Joseph’s Hospital CEP, and Universal Studios Islands of Adventure. He was especially proud of his work at Islands of Adventure and rightfully so.
We owe you a huge debt of gratitude, Bruce, for 35 years of hard work and dedication. We wish you a long and happy retirement!