Fire Direct, a privately owned and operated business specialising in providing Fire Safety and Emergency Procedures training and services.

Fire Direct staff have over 30 years operational experience in the emergency services and I have an extensive knowledge of fire protection and safety standards, individual building code requirements and safe working practices for all evacuation procedures.

Fire Direct is able to provide the following services:

Fire Direct has been contracted since 2006 acting in the role of Safety Officer for the Royal National Canberra Agricultural Society’s Show. Including other interstate events.

All training is tailored to meet your specific business requirements and is conducted in accordance with the Australian Standard AS3745– 2010 Emergency Procedures for Facilities, and regulatory Work Health and Safety requirements.

Fire Direct current clients include State and Federal Government agencies, Sports Stadiums, industrial and commercial industries, high rise buildings, schools, nursing homes, residential and aged care establishments.

Should you require any additional information, please contact me to discuss your requirements.

Employee Profile

Details of professional qualifications and membership of professional associations:

  • Proprietor of Fire Direct, John Whittle has fulfilled the requirements for Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training National Code Certificate Number TAE 04110.
  • Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management CPP40707 National Code Certificate Number 88182-09/303.
Mr. Whittle is fully qualified Fire Brigade Station Officer, he has completed a number of professional training courses relating to the Fire Protection Industry. He has also fully qualified as an instructor in the wearing of breathing apparatus to National Code PUA30601.

Details of experience in the fire safety industry outlaying our ability to comply with contract requirements, Mr. Whittle is an experienced senior Fire Brigade Officer with 33 years of active duty in the Fire Service and involvement in the Fire Protection Industry. In his capacity as a ACT Fire Brigade Station Officer attached to the Fire Safety and Training section he has extensive experience in the inspection and reporting on existing building fire protection systems, fire prevention activities and reviewing emergency procedures with the purpose to:

  1. Identify hazards and/ or unsatisfactory safety practices
  2. Making recommendations for improvements where necessary
  3. Educate and train staff to deal with the initial stages of any emergencies that may arise in the workplace
  4. Prepare and implement emergency procedures in the buildings/factories/workplace as appropriate
  5. Arrange, oversee and document the ongoing preventive maintenance of all emergency/fire protection equipment and facilities
  6. Provide specialist advice of fire protection (suppression and detection) fire prevention and emergency control in all existing and proposed buildings or plants
  7. Evaluate hazards associated with the introduction of new materials, process, plant and equipment in to buildings
  8. Provide technical reports on the fire protection aspect in the buildings, both major or minor works to ensure compliance in regard to Building Code of Australia and relevant Australian Standards
  9. Liaise with other government authorities/organisations with like interests to enable review and research of regulations and codes
  10. Investigate fires and evaluate performance of fire safety equipment installed in the building
  11. Provide training to building occupants in relation to emergency evacuation procedures, safe use of portable fire extinguisher, fire warden roles and responsibilities etc.

We believe that our experience, commitment and long term involvement with the ACT Fire Brigade and Fire Protection Industry has demonstrated our capability to comply with the proposed requirements and capacity to provide professional and effective training for personnel.

Our pricing is competitive and we are flexible in our training methods. We tailor courses to suit our client’s needs.

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Our clients

Some of our clients:

Fire Direct is proud to support our local community services in the ACT.

  • We supply the RSPCA with Warden hats, evacuation plans, training, fire extinguishers and blackets and evacuation procedure diagrams at no cost.
  • We also support the Movember (Men's health) charity event.


"I have had the pleasure of working with John on numerous contracts for our various properties. John has been providing us with excellent service, pertaining to staff training, evacuation planning, and the supplying and installation of fire protective equipment. His service has always been prompt, efficient and affordable." Peter Warrington - General Manager, UniLodge
"Based on my prior experience with John, I engaged Fire Direct for our fire safety employee training program as well as the full design, supply and installation of our building evacuation plans. John not only tended to my high standards for a variety of custom evacuation plans but was very accommodating to our scheduling requirements for both the classes and map installation. John is very friendly, knowledgeable, conscientious and always has safety as his priority. I would have faith in recommended John and I will definitely be using him for my ongoing training and other related requirements." Todd Handy, General Manager, East Hotel