About Us

About FFP Nelson Marlborough Fire

For over 25 years FFP Nelson Marlborough Fire have been locally owned and operating at the Top of The South of New Zealand assisting clients with design build, fit outs, alterations and extensions of fire protection systems and with the on-going management of Building Warrants of Fitness.

We have an excellent relationship with the industry inspection bodies, regulators and the local Territory Authorities which gives to our company, and to our clients, access to the right information when they need it.

Kirstin Smith and Thorben Hoffschneider are our company directors and proud owners. Kirstin holds 30 years of experience in the fire protection industry and has strong industry relationships.  Kirstin is responsible for the accounts payable and receivable, managing all on-going testing and maintenance contracts, Building Warrants of Fitness and service works at FFP and runs a highly organised administration system within the team. Thorben holds NZQA Level 4 qualifications and has 15 years of experience with fire suppression systems, is currently IQP registered for SS1 and SS6. Thorben also has vast experience in fire alarm systems and passive fire protection. He is responsible for all fire protection design concepts; installation works and certification processes.

We are very proud of our Team which has a can-do and positive attitude. Our Team is made up of a variety of IQP’s, NZQA Level 4 & 3 qualified technicians with professionals offering over 20 years of experience on the installation and maintenance of fire protection systems.

Health and Safety is also very important to FFP as is the wellbeing of our Team. We are a Sitesafe Green Label certified company, and all of our Team members are First-Aid NZQA Level 2Working at Heights certified and MEWP licensed drivers.

FFP currently holds the following Certifications and industry associations:

  • ISO9001:2015 Certified company,
  • AON Fire Contractor Certified
  • Gold Member of the Fire Protection Association of New Zealand,
  • Member of the Association of Building Compliance New Zealand,
  • Sitewise Green Label Certified

If you require assistance with fire protection systems and Building Warrant of Fitness at the Top of the South, FFP is your best choice.

Our Purpose

At FFP Nelson Marlborough Fire, we have core values that guide everything that we do and every interaction we have with customers, suppliers, and partners.

Family First

Family is not just an important thing. It’s everything. It’s love. It’s strength. It’s Fun.

Think Positive
Think Positive

Imagine the solution and positive vibes.


A job well done is it’s own reward.

One Team
one team

A job well done is it’s own reward.


Set a good example and lead by example.

Our Services

Installation of both commercial and domestic fire protection systems that adhere to all New Zealand regulations.
NZBC Type 2, 3, 4, & 5 analogue addressable and conventional fire alarm system installations.
Installation of approved passive fire protection systems to maintain the integrity of a building’s fire separations.
Charged and dry riser systems, as well as the installation of external hydrant systems.
Supply, installation, and maintenance of hose reels, fire extinguishers, hydrants, and more.
Testing maintenance of fire protection systems, fire separations , firefighting equipment, and emergency lighting systems.
Full management of your building Compliance Schedule and individual Specified Systems inspection services.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • ISO 9001:2015 certified
  • AON Fire Protection Approved Contractor
  • Gold member of FPANZ (Fire Protection Association New Zealand)
  • IQP’s (Independent Qualified Person)
  • NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority) Level 4 technicians available
  • Sitewise Green Label certified
  • 100% of our Team is First Aid trained
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Who We Work With

If you are in the Nelson or Marlborough regions and you need fire protection services, FFP is your first choice.

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For help or advice, or to find out more about the fire protection services we offer, please contact FFP Nelson Marlborough Fire today.

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