Fire Management Solutions

Are your people and assets worth the best in fire and life safety solutions?

Established in 1894, the Walker name is one of the oldest and most respected in the Australian fire protection industry.

Walker Fire Protection provides high quality, independent technical advice and support to help identify the best fire and life safety solution for you.

We are experts in complex, high risk and mission critical sites, and are renowned for our reliable and cost-effective essential services maintenance and management to ensure statutory obligations are met. At the heart of our advice is a passion for keeping people safe and protecting assets.

Why Choose Walker Fire Protection

Our leading capability revolves around:

  • Design, Installation, Commissioning of Specialist Fire Protection Systems.
  • Essential Safety Measures Management, Inspection, and Testing.
  • Technical and Regulatory Support.
  • Whole-of-Life.
  • Safety and Training.
  • Sustainability

Through our Technical, Design, Projects and Engineering Advice teams, our offerings include the following range of services:

Inspection Services

  • Compliance Testing
  • Maintenance and Lifecycle reviews
  • Asset condition reports
  • Fire suppression, portable units
  • Warning and Evacuation systems
  • Emergency and Exit lighting systems

Design & Construct

  • Concept and detailed design
  • Supply and install
  • Retrofits
  • Repairs and upgrades
  • Commissioning
  • Training

Trusted Advisors

  • Base building technical support
  • Tenant fitout reviews
  • Building systems resilience
  • Green Star performance
  • Asset & lifecycle planning

Engineering Services

We provide direct access to industry leading engineering and technical specialists covering all aspects of fire protection and other building services. Walker Fire Protection delivers a unique combination of professional engineering and regulatory advice, matched to practical, industry-based experience and knowledge.

Combining our product independence and detailed understanding of code requirements, we offer you unbiased, objective, practical and accurate advice on system selection, design, maintenance and compliance issues to achieve the best fire protection solution to suit your requirements. We are continually reviewing and developing our abilities in this area and see it as central to our ability to provide “industry best practice” fire protection solutions.

Our staff are always up to date with the latest and proposed changes to Building Regulations and Fire Standards, with a detailed appreciation of the consequences for new and existing buildings.

Authoritative advice on system, regulatory and compliance issues is always just a phone call away.

Projects

We provide full fire protection systems design, construction and installation, commissioning and warranty, project management, and ongoing inspection, testing and essential safety measures management, for the following systems in line with legislative requirements and Australian Standards.

  • Automatic Sprinkler Systems
  • Deluge / Pre-action Systems
  • Water Mist and Water Spray Systems
  • Foam Extinguishing Systems
  • Gaseous Suppression Systems (e.g. FM-200, Co2, FE-13, Argonite, and Inergen)
  • Automatic Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
  • Aspirating Smoke Detection Systems
  • Smoke Control Systems
  • Flame & Gas Detection
  • EWIS Evacuation Systems
  • Emergency and Exit Lights
  • Special Hazard Applications (e.g. Industrial explosive environments, Kitchen Hood suppression, Dry Chemical Suppression)
  • Portable Extinguishers and Equipment

We have special capabilities in highly integrated systems that feature fire detection, sprinkler and gas suppression, smoke management controls and occupant evacuation systems to effectively manage fire risk and protect occupants and assets.

As an industry leader in fire protection for mission critical sites such as data processing centres, internet switch facilities and critical storage and archive facilities, we provide not only high quality, high reliability systems for these essential locations, but also full operational documentation and operator training.

Indeed, the more critical the location, the more likely you are to need the detail and quality of a Walker Fire Protection solution. Our project management, engineering and technical capabilities deliver leading fire and life safety systems from advice, design and budgeting, through to documentation, procurement, installation and commissioning.

Building Information Modelling
Walker Fire Protection as part of the A.G. Coombs Group provides access to a recognised global leader in the development and application of BIM to building services design, manufacture, installation and commissioning. The benefits of BIM are realised through all stages of a project; from design, enabling large-scale prefabrication and virtual build simulation, to construction and installation, very significantly reducing coordination issues and waste, and supporting improved site safety, through to enhanced commissioning, operational and maintenance practices, ultimately resulting in improved systems performance. A.G. Coombs is also a key contributor to the BIM-MEPAUS industry initiative.

Warranty and Comprehensive Coverage
Walker Fire Protection offer extended warranties and/or lifecycle comprehensive maintenance arrangements for our installations to allow our customers to further benefit from the quality of the installation and our supply chain partnerships.

Product Independence
We are a product independent provider of technology solutions and have no proprietary linkages or commercial affiliation with any technology vendors. All technology options and initiatives are assessed on their merit, with careful consideration to the needs, preferences and operating environment of the project

Essential Safety Measures Maintenance, Inspection and Testing

You can be confident that our ability to provide a complete essential fire safety systems management service will ensure that your facility complies with all relevant legislation and Australian Standards providing  a fire safe environment for everyone inside.

Our accredited in-house service technicians are experienced across all aspects of fire alarm, fire sprinkler, special hazards, portable fire equipment and passive fire rating inspection & testing including:

  • Automatic Sprinkler Systems
  • Deluge / Pre-action Systems
  • Water Mist and Water Spray Systems
  • Foam Extinguishing Systems
  • Gaseous Suppression Systems (e.g. FM-200, Co2, FE-13, Argonite, and Inergen)
  • Automatic Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
  • Aspirating Smoke Detection Systems
  • Flame & Gas Detection
  • EWIS Evacuation Systems
  • Emergency and Exit Lights
  • Special Hazard Applications (e.g. Industrial explosive environments, Kitchen Hood suppression, Dry Chemical Suppression)
  • Portable Extinguishers and Equipment

KPI and Compliance Management
Sophisticated logistics and dispatch systems, well trained personnel and strong reporting processes assure the delivery of Essential Safety Measures Maintenance and firmly underpin our ability to deliver service level KPI’s and effective maintenance and repair services when our customers need them.
In the case of an emergency, you can rely on our 24 / 7 National Customer Service Centre to ensure that our technicians provide a fast and effective response.

Customer Information Portal
Innovative use of information technology allows us to provide access to asset, service and compliance related information via an interactive online customer information portal.

Walker Fire Protection provides dependable and cost effective fire services maintenance and management to ensure that essential safety measures are maintained, systems are operable, records are up to date and statutory obligations are met.

Sustainability

The installation and ongoing testing and maintenance of fire protection systems can have a significant environmental impact, particularly with respect to water usage. There is significant opportunity to reduce the amount of water they use over their life, to substantially lessen the extent of materials and other environmental impacts required for their installation and ownership, and to lessen the limitations that fire services can sometimes place on achieving broader sustainability solutions and outcomes.

Walker Fire Protection was one of the first in the fire industry to recognise the opportunity to improve the sustainability of fire protection systems and offers a wide range of ‘green fire’ services including:

  • Review and modification of testing criteria and pump and sprinkler system configurations to reduce the amount of water wasted for system testing.
  • Alternative design solutions that maximise system adaptability and or use technologies like flexible sprinkler droppers to minimise the extent of changes needed to meet requirements of future layout changes or rationalise systems components e.g. combining the pipework elements of the fire sprinkler and hydrant systems.
Safety System

Safety is very important to us!

Work Health and Safety is a major focus and Walker Fire Protection’s best practice integrated safety management system is independently certified to Australian Standard AS/NZS 4801:2001 and the stringent SafetyMAP Advanced Level. This combined with a strong safety culture assures safe working practices and the health and safety of our personnel, customer’s staff and building occupants. Continuous improvement of this system continues to deliver safer workplaces and buildings.


Walker Fire Protection – a FPAS Recognised Business

Walker Fire protection is proud to be a Recognised Business under The Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS).

FPAS is managed by the Fire Protection Association Australia*

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Walker Fire Protection has a long and valued relationship with Toyota Australia, with the team continually delivering to all of our requirements and industry regulations, helping to keep our facilities safe.

Kellie Logan, Corporate Property and Asset Protection Manager, Toyota Australia

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