About Us

Fire and Emergency Services SA prides itself on being an advocate for our customers in meeting their legal and moral obligations regarding the maintenance of fire protection equipment.

Fire and Emergency Services SA prides itself on being an advocate for our customers in meeting their legal and moral obligations regarding the maintenance of fire protection equipment.

We work with the following guiding principles:

  • Personalised service – you are unique and we treat you that way
  • Professional work standards, presentation and service
  • Pride in our workmanship, service and our company
  • Passionate about helping our customers meet their responsibilities regarding fire safety

We are different to our competitors as we combine the best of a small business with that of a large corporation.  Some of the benefits of using Fire and Emergency Services SA are:

  • One site – one technician. We have one technician undertaking all of the scheduled service work on a site. This reduces your time to induct new technicians, our staff are aware of your needs and adjust our services to meet these needs.
  • 24hr / 7 day staffed emergency call out service. This service is managed by our senior staff who are focused on maintaining a long term customer relationship with you – not on making money.
  • We have a computer system that manages the scheduled service work to ensure that the work is done when it is due. You do not have to manage us. Our records show all programed work is undertaken within the tolerances set by the Australian Standards.
  • Service driven – customer service is central to all services that we provide, including customised service programs and prompt response to customer questions. You can call us whenever you need and we will answer any question you have

Our History

Fire and Emergency Services SA is a South Australian family owned business.  We were established in 2000, following the closure of the division of the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service that undertook servicing of fire protection equipment. Our founding staff were from this division of the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service.

Fire and Emergency Services SA operates in the Yorke Peninsula as YP Fire and Safety.

Alan Short is our Managing Director responsible for our overall operations.  Alan is a well-known leader in the industry. He is:

  • On the leadership team of the South Australian membership group of the Fire Protection Association (FPA) Australian (since 2007)
  • Recipient of the Fire Protection Association (FPA) Australian’s national Meritorious Service Award (2014)
  • A regular presenter at both National and State seminars

Bob Short, who established the company in 2000, manages YP Fire and Safety and serves on our Board of Directors.

We are supported by a great team whose primary aim is to partner with you to ensure you meet your legal and moral obligations with regard to fire safety.

Our Team

Alan Short
Managing Director
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours)
Certificate III in Inspection and Testing of Fire Equipment
Extinguishing Agent Handling License (EAHL)
Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme No. (IT14932)
Alan is the first person in South Australia (second in Australia) accredited under the Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS) which is a national independent accreditation scheme that can be used to identify staff that are competent in the fire protection industry. Read More.

Robert (Bob) Short
Managing Director
Sales & Service Manager, Yorke Peninsula
Certificate III in Inspection and Testing of Fire Equipment
Extinguishing Agent Handling License (EAHL)
Fire Protection Accreditation
Bob has been in the fire protection industry for over 50 years as a designer, consultant, project manager and maintenance manager.
Bob was recruited into the Metropolitan Fire Service’s fire equipment services division to train their staff on how to inspect and test fire sprinkler and detection systems. When this department was closed in 2000, Bob established Fire & Emergency Services SA. Read More.

Gary Felton
Customer Manager
Sales & Service Manager, Northern Region
Certificate III in Inspection and Testing of Fire Equipment
Extinguishing Agent Handling License (EAHL)
Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme No. IT22107

Gary is our system specialist with over 40 years experience as a consultant engineer, designer and project manager for fire sprinkler systems, hydrants and hose reels. Gary is our customer manager for the sites north of the CBD.

Peter Strickland
Customer Manager
Sales & Service Manager, Southern Region
Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
Certificate III in Inspection & Testing of Fire Equipment
Extinguishing Agent Handling License (EAHL)
Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme No. IT22786
Peter is our training specialist having over 15 years experience as a metropolitan firefighter, sales engineer and trainer.
Peter is our customer manager for the sites south of the CBD.

Service Technicians
All our service technicians are qualified with:
Certificate II or III in Inspection and Testing of Fire Equipment
Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS) accredited

We believe that our service technicians are unique in the industry. They take responsibility of the fire equipment on your site working with you to ensure that the fire equipment is maintained in the most cost effective way.

Administration
Our administration team are dedicated to providing quality administrative support.
If they cannot help you personally then they will ensure that you are contacted by someone who can.

 

Associations

Fire and Emergency Services SA is a professional company with many memberships and partnerships, some of them include:


FPA Australia – Silver Members

The Fire Protection Association of Australia (FPA Australia) is the peak industry body.
FPA Australia has a broad range of members including Government bodies, the Fire Services, fire engineers, insurance agencies as well as fire protection installation and service companies.

Fire and Emergency Services SA is a corporate silver member of FPA Australia and a signatory to the FPA Australia’s Code of Practice. Signatories to the Code of Practice commit to working ethically within the fire protection industry.

Alan Short, our Managing Director, is the on the Leadership Team of the South Australian Membership Group. Alan was awarded the 2014 national Meritorious Service Award for outstanding services to the association. Alan is also a regular presenter at State and National Seminars.


Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme
FPA Australia administers an industry accreditation scheme called the Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS). Fire and Emergency Services SA is the first business in South Australia (and the second nationally) to be recognised under this scheme. As part of the scheme we have committed to having all our service staff complete a Certificate 2 or 3 in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing.
All our staff have been independently assessed as being competent to undertake the inspection and testing of fire protection equipment.


Facilities Management Association (FMA) of Australia

Alan Short, our Managing Director is a member of the FMA. He regularly attends meetings and seminars of the association.


Life International Training
Life International Training is a Queensland Registered Training Organisation (RTO) specialising in Work Health and Safety training. We are a partner with them and are able to provide RTO courses in South Australia for:
• Warden training
• Fire extinguisher use
• Managing chemical spills

Strata Community Association

Alan Short, our Managing Director is a member of the SCA and regularly attends meetings and seminars of the association.