FireNZE - Consulting Fire Engineers

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FireNZE was established as a trading division of Aquacoustics Limited in 2010 to undertake independent fire engineering consultancy.

As a small company FireNZE is highly responsive and takes a personal interest in understanding your needs to provide a timely and robust product.


  • is a signatory to the SFPE Code of Ethics.
  • is committed to health and safety in the workplace to protect our people and your interests.
  • will indemnify our products and personnel to meet your specific requirements.
  • is committed to quality through a formal ISO 9001 Quality Management System which is the basis for all service provision.

We retain 20 years of experience in fire engineering developed through both formal qualification and practical international commercial experience.

  • FM Global, Senior Loss Prevention Consultant.
  • The Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ) Limited, Fire Engineer.
  • VeriFire Limited, Sprinkler System Certifier (SSC).
  • The Fire Protection Association of New Zealand (FPANZ), Member of Executive.
  • The New Zealand Fire Service, Fire Engineer and Specialist Loss Investigator.

In addition to undertaking general fire engineering, FireNZE has specific expertise in:

  • Automatic Fire Sprinkler Protection.
  • Special Hazard Protection.
  • Fire Resistance Design and Testing.
  • Statuary Compliance Review.
  • Loss Investigation.
  • Risk Assessment.
  • Fire Modelling.

Qualifications and Memberships:

  • PG Cert. Eng. (Fire Eng.), University of Canterbury
  • BE (Hons.) Electrical and Electronic Eng., University of Canterbury
  • NZCS (Chem.)
  • MSFPE (Society of Fire Protection Engineers, USA)
  • MNFPA (National Fire Protection Association, USA)
  • Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng)
  • International Professional Engineer Registration (Int PE)
  • Engineering New Zealand (EngNZ) SFPE Technical Group

Jurisdictional Authority

  • Auckland Council Producer Statement Author to High Risk.
  • Agreements in place with national BCA’s and international AHJ’s.

Over time FireNZE’s personnel have made significant contributions to Standards New Zealand, the Fire Protection Association of New Zealand and national training organizations such as Competenz.  We have authored numerous reports, articles, presentations and specific training on fire engineering in New Zealand and overseas.

FireNZE has the expertise and experience to help you find practical solutions to your fire safety and property protection needs.

Updated 23 April 2023


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