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Triangle Fire Protection

About Us

Profile

Triangle Fire Protection is 100% NZ owned and operated. TFP was started in 2003 and has established itself as an industry leader, this is illustrated in our long list of high profile construction projects successfully completed and detailed on our projects page. Directors; Brigitte Knill, Robert Knill, Roger Noll and Allan Matthews are fully operational and ensure high standards are implemented in all facets of the business. Founding members, Chris Noll and Ian Patterson have extensive experience in the Fire Protection Industry and still have interest and involvement in day to day operations at TFP. The shareholders of TFP combine for over 100 years of experience in local Fire Protection. At TFP we understand our customer's need to deliver projects in a timely and hassle free manner while maintaining a safe and profitable business environment. Past experience, an impeccable track record and two-way relationships mean TFP have a loyal customer portfolio built on honesty, respect and trust.

Values

Above all else, TFP believes in a culture where we prioritise our PEOPLE, our CLIENTS and the PARTNERSHIPS we build when working together. The strong relationships between our customers, our suppliers and our staff help TFP cater to a wide range of fire protection needs.

Qualifications and Certifications

  • TFP’s Qualifications & Certifications
  • ISO 9001:2008 certified
  • AON approved sprinkler contractor
  • FPANZ approved fire alarm contractor
  • Producer statement approved authors, PS1 & PS3
  • Certified/Qualified Installers & Programmers of:
    • Edwards EST3 - Install, Program and Network
    • Pertronic F100, F120, Conventional Panels, Graphics & Networking
    • Ampac Firefinder & Conventional Panels
    • TYCO Alpha 4, Sigma 5, FP1600, Omega 64, F4000, FP4000.
    • VESDA - Fastsense
    • EWIS Systems
    • Gas Flood Panels
    • Brookes/Panasonic
    • Vigilant MX Panels
    • James Hardie
    • VIC 1, VIC2
  • Member of FPANZ
  • Member of Association of Building Compliance
  • Member of Society of Fire Protection Engineers
  • NZQA – Technicians certified in Fire Detection and Alarm Systems L4
  • Greenstar experienced – L4, L5 & only L6 Greenstar building in NZ
  • Member of Site Safe
  • Technicians credited with Certificate in Construction Site Safety
  • The Institute of Professional Engineers NZ – Qualified Sprinkler Manager / Engineer
  • CompeteNZ – Registered Assessors
  • The Institute of Fire Engineers – Qualified Alarm Manager
  • Police Vetted technicians
  • And more…
Brigitte Knill
General Manager, Director

Brigitte has worked in the NZ construction industry for over 20 years, specialising in management functions in the trade services – Fire, Mechanical & Electrical.  Brigitte has been a Director since 2009 and the General Manager from 2007 to 2015. Brigitte has stepped back into the General Manager role from February 2017. She has also had experience in  Operations Management, Project Management, National Account Management and Business Development.  Brigitte has managed a great many commercial, industrial and residential installation & service contracts and delivers as promised on time everytime!  Brigitte prioritises honesty and integrity above all else and her strong operational background and entrenched commercial know-how ensure Triangle Fire Protection service is second to none!  Brigitte has served 2 terms on the board of the Fire Protection Association of New Zealand and is still involved in the association.

Robert Rickerby
Construction Manager, Director

Robert has over 20 years’ experience working in the fire protection industry and is a Graduate Member of the Institute of Fire Engineers along with qualifications in Fire Detection and Alarm Systems, Construction Site Safety, Electrical Appliance Service Person and is a Registered Assessor with Competenz.  His practical approach and extensive knowledge has been critical to the successful delivery of a number of projects.  Roberts’s involvement is from concept design right up to the compliance and handover including the programming, testing and commissioning.

Roger Noll
Finance Manager, Director

Roger has over 15 years’ experience in the fields of banking, financial services and management both in the US and locally.  In 1998, Roger left Auckland to take up a football scholarship in Connecticut, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business.  After leaving university Roger managed client portfolios in the North West United States, organising numerous client seminars in Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle.  Roger spent five years working for UBS Investment Bank, on the world’s largest trade floor in Stamford Connecticut while undertaking trading projects in and around New York City.  After returning to Auckland in 2010, Roger moved into a Business Banking role, where he worked with small to mid-sized businesses to help them understand their unique business opportunities and to create financial awareness among small business owners. Roger Joined TFP in 2011 and served as General Manager between 2015. With Brigitte stepping back into the General Manager role in February 2017, Roger has refocused his attention to the Financial side of the business from February 2017.

 

Allan Matthews
Sprinkler Manager, Director

Allan has over 18 years’ experience in the fire protection industry with extensive knowledge of Fire Sprinkler and Building Hydrant standards having held roles in Fire Protection design and project management throughout his time. Allan has been involved in large warehouse projects, Art Galleries, Large Freezer Stores, High Rises, Universities and Office Blocks which, as well as the standard Sprinkler/Hydrant systems, included the installation of specialist systems such as Gas Flood, Single and Double Interlock Preaction Systems, and Kitchen Hood Suppression systems. He has qualifications in Engineering and Business Management and his involvement is in ensuring projects are designed and installed correctly, on time, on budget and to a high standard of workmanship.

Dennis Taylor
South Island Construction Manager

Dennis has worked in the NZ Fire industry for over 30 years. He has spent most of this time in the South Island and he has also been involved in managing projects outside NZ in Australia and Fiji. His extensive profile includes the well-respected Sheraton Fiji and Sheraton Villas, Meridian Energy and AMI Stadium. Dennis has a very hands on approach, with particular emphasis on attention to detail. He is always looking for new and innovative ways to deliver his projects to a high standard and on time. His involvement is from estimating and design right up to compliance and handover.
Dennis heads up TFPs South Island business from the Christchurch office and is involved in a number of very exciting projects in the city rebuild.

 

Donna Widdowson
Service Manager

Donna has worked in fire protection for over 20 years, spending seven years working for various Tyco fire companies in Auckland and the Bay of Plenty in testing and service administration roles.  Donna spent one year at Opus International doing building compliance before starting at Triangle in February 2004 implementing the ISO manual and being office administrator dealing with contracts, service and testing.

Donna has been instrumental in the establishment and development of TFPs service, testing and compliance business and is now responsible for the management and delivery of TFP’s Servicing business in Fire Alarms and Sprinklers. Donnas passion for fire protection and hard-line approach to getting things right the first time has made her well known within the industry where she actively participates.