Our mission is to create wildfire-safe properties by implementing innovative structure and perimeter defense strategies.
To make a significant impact on improving wildfire defense and safety for all communities at risk.
Meet the EPS Team
Christopher McDonald, Sr.
Chris is the CEO and founder of Embers Protection Services, Inc. He invented and developed the EPS automated exterior fire suppression system with smart technology. Chris holds U.S. Patent #11247087 and has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. He is an expert in automated hydraulic systems and is dedicated to creating wildfire prepared homes and businesses.
Robert joined the fire service in 2001 where he obtained a degree in fire technology, completed the fire academy, and later graduated from paramedic school. After twelve years of working in the hills and rural communities of California fighting campaign fires, Robert started working for local municipal fire departments. He has performed hundreds of inspections starting with the original LE-38 program to the defensible space plan that we utilize today. He also provided insight and assisted with the working committee who developed the S-FACTS which is utilized for the rules of engagement when implementing structure defense strategy and tactics.
Tom started working construction and learning to frame homes when he was a teenager. He spent 18 years as Superintendent then General Superintendent for a large framing company, running 42 crews. Tom has managed single and multi-family residential homes and multiple commercial projects including McDonald’s and Verizon.
Thomas McCarthy, Sr.
Tom is on the Board of Directors. He has over 15 years of experience working as an elite business consultant primarily in the energy industry. Tom has created procurement programs to help arm large commercial and industrial energy users with best practices in managing budget and optimizing cost avoidance.