Melbourne Fire & Maintenance acquires DMR Fire Protection

Melbourne Fire & Maintenance is thrilled to announce the acquisition of DMR Fire Protection. Based in Mulgrave, DMR Fire Protection has been trading for more than 25 years, with nearly 3000 sites to maintain across Metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. The acquisition of DMR Fire Protection provides the newly consolidated business more than 25 specialist fire technicians, covering more of Melbourne in a shorter time frame, whilst delivering more integrated one-stop Fire Protection Services to its expanded client base.

Melbourne Fire and Maintenance was purchased by the current owners in 2015 and the last three years has been specifically dedicated to re-building each part of the business with a clear goal to adhere to the following principles:

  • Purpose – “To guarantee the fire prevention systems under our control are always ready for emergency use”.
  • Cause – “To provide peace of mind to building managers, their owners and inhabitants”.
  • Core Competency – “Our ability to respond quickly to varying customer demands”.
  • Values – “Customer Focussed – Technically Competent – Commercially Driven”.
  • Brand Promise – “Remove the need for our clients to worry about fire prevention”.

With recent fire incidents at the Lacrosse building in Melbourne and the Grenfell Tower in London, the Fire Protection Association Australia (FPAA) is pushing for tighter regulations and adherence to compliance standards AS 1851 and others.

Under these standards, fire testing, maintenance and service providers must provide detailed and compliant documentation to Body Corporates, Building Managers and Owners Corporations to ensure compliance with essential service requirements as set out under the building code.

In addition to Australian Standards, fire testing, maintenance and service providers must also comply with essential services regulations set by the Victoria Building Authority (VBA) Building Regulations, Energy Safe Victoria, WorkSafe Victoria, the FPAA, plumbing industry and more.

The recent changes in legislation have put added pressure on fire testing, maintenance and service providers, requiring a higher level of servicing that requires upskilling, certification and training of people and updating technologies that some providers may have difficulty adhering to.

The DMR Fire Protection acquisition is a perfect fit for our existing business, providing the right mix of technically competent staff, reducing the need for our clients to use multiple contractors. With a larger team of technicians and access to additional technologies, Melbourne Fire & Maintenance has the capabilities to service a wider range of residential and commercial sites around Melbourne, including:

  • factories, workshops and warehouses
  • high-density residential and commercial towers
  • shopping centres, hotels and retail hubs
  • aged care facilities, clinics and medical studios.

This acquisition helps us better service Body Corporates, Building Managers and Owners Corporations, ensuring they have maximum peace of mind in their essential services being safe and compliant.

Please contact Melbourne Fire & Maintenance for more information about the merge or to find out more about our services.

October 1, 2018