About Us

Fire and Safety Services

About Us

FSS Group of companies combines more than 35 years of safety expertise with state-of-the-art technology and a highly skilled workforce to give customers confidence in their systems.

The three divisions (Fire System Services, National Hydro Cylinder Testing Services, Aviation Fire Systems Australia) help compose and make up the company’s intellectual property to work in a vast array of the market for private & commercial needs as well as state & federal government needs.

OUR STORY

Chronological Timeline

Fire System Services was founded by the current CEO Mr Nick Papamichael over 35 years ago.

1985 – 1990

Mr Nick Papamichael was able to acquire multi-skill sets within the Fire Protection Industry, this successfully allowed Fire System Services to be well branded as a recognisable Fire Safety Service provider within the South Australian marketplace.

1990 – 2000

To establish the Company’s full potential, the Late 1990s Fire System Services was able to obtain a Licensed Cylinder Test Station, a Company trading as National Hydro Cylinder Testing Services.

This allowed Fire System Services to branch into workshop activities involving high-pressure, hydrostatic pressure testing services.

2000 – 2022

In the early 2000s, the Company was approached by the Commonwealth of Australia via the Department of Defence to start assisting in various projects in testing & certifying various assets owned and maintained by the Department of Defence.

This was the start of Aviation Fire Systems Australia.

2022+

In 2022 the Company was able to successfully obtain a modern workshop facility and offices.

ESP Fire Safety Maintenance & Management
Fire System Services moved forward to become paperless digital in (1)“ESP” asset management reporting and (2)“FIP” remote monitoring/management.

By introducing Uptick for customer asset management reporting and FireM for fire alarm systems remote monitoring this brought a professional experience for the customers with their Essential Safety Provisions asset management requirements.

Workshop Activities
Expanding its operations into further fields for Clean Energy gases as Hydrogen Cylinder Testing.
Moving forward with obtaining a Part 145 for Commercial Aviation Component Maintenance.

Long Term Vision   

The future vision is to expand the workshop facility providing unique services in Hydrostatic Pressure Testing and Non-Destructive testing Via Radiography within the one facility.
Removing the need for Gas Cylinders and Pressure Equipment having to undergo being transported to multiple facilities to obtain certification.

(1) ESP = Essential Safety Provisions
(2) FIP = Fire Indicator Panel

INSTALLATION & MAINTENANCE

Fire System Services provides tailored solutions to make fire protection, electrical and mechanical compliance straightforward with the aid of Uptick Asset Management Software.

We understand the impact an emergency in a workplace can have on individuals, their families and businesses and how complex the regulations can be.

Fire System Services minimises the risks to life and property through training, correct installation and the maintenance of systems working with a Quality Assurance Scheme in accordance with the relevant standards.

Workshop Activities involving cylinder retesting programme allows our customers to assist with their environmental policies for green house footprint by not deposing of expired fire extinguishers & agents to land fill.
Having your  fire extinguishers retested & refilled is the right choice.     

Compliance with Fire System Services:  Inspect / Certify / Protect.

Fire System Services offer a full turnkey solution for all Essential Safety Provisions, Fire & Safety maintenance requirements and can assist with:

Why Choose Us

We pride ourselves on being able to provide a friendly and professional service through our open manner and personal approach to your fire protection requirements. We aim to meet our deadlines and complete projects in a timely manner.

Fire System Services holds FPAS accreditation, giving our clients peace of mind that all our technicians are fully competent and hold a Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing.

Our customer base encompasses a wide range of commercial and industrial outlets including shopping centres, hotels, motels and apartments. We also are the preferred supplier for a number of Adelaide-based building & construction companies, real estate/strata managers and property developers.

fire extinguisher testing
Gas Cylinders Undergoing Hydrostatic Testing

Our Facility

With a licensed gas cylinder test station workshop based locally in Wingfield South Australia, we are able to cater to walk-in services.

Managing a modern facility with over 300 square meters of floor space with high ceilings we are able to handle a variety of various sized gas cylinders.

Ranging from test & tagging of fire extinguishers to Hydrostatic Pressure Testing or Non-Destructive Testing via Eddy Current, Dye Penetrant or Radiography Testing.

Our plant equipment allows us to handle and lift up to 3000l water capacity gas cylinders & test as high as 80,000kPa / 11,603psi or as low as 1000kPa / 145psi.

Also applying Quality Assurance Testing by data logging the hydrostatic test, allows us to be able to test for various types of projects.

Our Carbon Footprint

Fire System Services aim to minimise their carbon footprint as much as possible by bringing in measures such as:

  • Using non-PFAS environmentally friendly foam concentrate
  • Disposing of all PFAS foams in intermediate bulk containers
  • Retesting and refurbishing expired fire extinguishers where practical
  • Using a Dry Powder re-atomisation process for Dry Chemical Powder fire extinguishers to reduce wastage of Dry Chemical Powder going to landfill
  • Recapturing and reusing Carbon Dioxide gases where practical
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