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The Year that Was – 2017

Our industry is driven by passion and commitment, and the dedication that so many people have to making people’s lives safer wherever they live and work. New Zealand is a small country, our sector is small and so we are well placed to respond quickly and effectively to the challenges faced by the industry. We […]

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High-stakes high-rises

Understanding the fire safety features required for high-rise buildings includes looking at examples of building failure. The recent Grenfell Tower fire in London offers important lessons and timely reminders for fire engineers and those involved in the design, construction and management of high-rise apartments. Shortly after midnight on 14 June, a refrigerator caught fire in […]

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Just between us

Just between us  – more thought into inter-tenancy apartment walls The current apartment boom has resulted in much thought going into the construction of inter-tenancy walls in apartments. Inter-tenancy walls serve multiple functions. They hold the floors above. They provide fire protection for the structure holding the floors and fire separation from adjacent apartments and […]

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Hugely successful conference and exhibition

FireNZ 2017 was, once again, hugely successful for presenters, exhibitors and attendees alike. All the hard work that goes into staging events like this paid off and attendees and exhibitors learned from high-calibre international speakers, took part in workshops, and made the most of the chance to meet with virtually every major product supplier in […]

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What’s in a job?

The answer is plenty if you’re considering a job in the fire safety and engineering industry. Attendees at the Fire Engineers Careers session at the FireNZ 2017 on the afternoon of day one of the Conference heard from a lineup of experienced professionals from across fire safety and engineering. The presenters spoke for just ten […]

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SFPEx 2017 – our inaugural ‘TEDx’ event

Something special happened on the morning of day three at FireNZ 2017 when Origin’s Michael James welcomed attendees to the inaugural SFPEx 2017 event. Adopting TED’s mission ‘ideas worth spreading’ Michael invited six young fire engineers to present at a TED-like event where the community comprised colleagues from around the country. SFPEx 2017 was created […]

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FireNZ 2017 Exhbition

The fifty-six exhibitors participating at FireNZ 2017 were pretty well set up by end of day one on Wednesday 11th October and looking forward to a further two days of networking, proposing and presenting products and services to colleagues as well as current and prosepctive clients at the Show. At the RyanFire Products stand, director […]

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Flowers Friday Appreciation

As a follow on from Origin Fire’s conference workshop on Gratitude and Appreciation, managing director Michael James decided to treat each of his team to a bouquet of flowers. The event was called “Flowers Friday Appreciation”. The local florist Iain Stephens created twelve individual arrangements to symbolise that everyone on the team is unique and […]

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Less than 4 weeks to go to conference!

With just four weeks to go, it’s definitely time to complete your registration for FireNZ 2017. The Committee has released the latest and final version of the Delegates brochure with more details on presenters and exhibitors. Please download the new and updated final brochure from the following link. FireNZ Delegates Brochure 2017 FINAL RELEASE. We […]

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Team Building at Our Recent Origin Fire Conference

On Thursday 24th August, Origin Fire held their annual in-office conference. A number of our team presented on their various topics of expertise. We also had guest speaker Wendy James who presented and ran our team building exercise. The topic was ‘Gratitude and Appreciation’. First off she gave us some definitions. Who would have known […]

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