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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 Rickerby, 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
Technical Director, 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 undertaken various business projects both in the US and locally. He has been with TFP since 2011, where he has focused on the financial side of the business. Roger completed an executive MBA from the University of Auckland in 2017.

 

Allan Matthews
Construction 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.

Peter Sinclair
Service & Compliance Manager

From Site Installation to Project Management, Peter has been fundamental in delivering a number of both large and complex Fire Protection projects within Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington before working in Special Risk Fire Protection in London.
Peter brings an extensive knowledge of both Fire Sprinkler & Fire Alarm systems to our Service & Compliance department, with particular emphasis on quality, training and getting things right.