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Triangle Fire Protection

About Us


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.


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

Brigitte has been involved in the construction industry for more than 25 years. She thrives in the diverse challenges of leading a large trade contracting business where no two days are the same. She has accumulated a vast operational knowledge of New Zealand Commercial Construction laws, regulations and requirements, she is consulted by industry on these.
Brigitte is a Director of BCTF (Building Construction Training Fund, formerly BCITO) and a Director of Site Safe NZ Ltd (2021 to current) and is a member of NZ Institute of Directors. Brigitte is the current Contractors Representative at the Fire Protection Association and has previously held a board role with the association.

Robert Rickerby
Technical Director, Director

Robert has over 30 years’ experience working in the fire protection industry and has been at Triangle Fire Protection for over 20 of those years. He is a Graduate Member of the Institute of Fire Engineers along with qualifications in Fire Detection and Alarm Systems, Fixed Fire Protection Systems, Hand Operated Fire Fighting Equipment, 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. Robert’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
General Manager, Director

Allan has been working in the Fire Protection industry for over 25 years. His reputation usually precedes him, he is well known for delivering functional technical solutions to highly complex projects. Allan leads the TFP team with a strong focus on quality, honesty, integrity, compliance, and always maintaining a high standard of workmanship. Allan has 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, Data Centres, 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 holds qualifications in Engineering, Health & Safety and Business Management.