Champion Fire Protection



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Champion Fire Protection is a privately owned company that operates in Queensland and Northern New South Wales specialising in the design, installation and maintenance of fire protection systems and equipment.

Paul Graham and Chris McGuire (Financial & Operational Managers) have worked together on many large projects over a 20 year period with Paul managing the maintenance, design and installation of the fire alarm and evacuation systems and Chris managing the maintenance, installation and design of the fire sprinkler, hydrant and hose reel systems.

The company is licensed in Queensland with QBCC. Lic No1191167 and is a member of the National Fire Protection Industry Association. Please refer to our work history document for qualifications and experience.

Champion Fire Protection concentrates on the design, installation and maintenance of the following

- Automatic fire sprinkler systems

- Hydrant and hose reel systems

- Miscellaneous suppression systems

-  Automatic fire detection and alarm systems

- Early warning and Intercommunication systems

- Portable Fire Equipment (Extinguisher)

- Emergency & Exit Lights

- Dedicated 24/7 Maintenance Services Contact




 Position:-   Fire Sprinkler Manager


  • BSA Nominee Supervisor License No 1005610
  • Fire Protection Industry Board License No 766

Technical Experience:-

  • 1986 – 1991 Wormald Fire Systems – Designing fire sprinklers, fire hydrants and hose reels including fire pumpset
  • 1991 – 2010 Premier Fire Protection – Construction manager specializing in the design and installation of fire services. The work covered in this time includes the design, installation and certification of fire services to major sporting complexes, shopping centers, health facilities, education facilities, residential high rises, high rise hotels, suppression systems, multi level car parks and airport terminals.

Professional Attributes:- 

  • Extensive experience in the design of fire sprinkler systems in all types of buildings including high-rises, warehouses and shopping centre complexes.
  • Highly experienced in Project Management of fire services which include fire sprinklers, fire alarms and fire hydrant and hose reel systems.
  • Full knowledge of the QFRS requirements with regards to inspection and testing of the fire systems to achieve building compliance and a successful handover.
  • Complete understanding of the Australian Standards AS2941 (Fire Pumps), AS2118 (Fire Sprinklers),AS2419 (Fire Hydrants) and the Building Code of Australia. 
  • Full commitment to the Occupational Health and Safety Policies on all our projects. 

A Sample of Projects Undertaken Include:-

  • UQ  CSIRO $1,800 ,000 - Baulderstone Hornibrook
  • Queensland Cultural Centre $795 ,000 -   ABI Group
  • Robina Town Centre $1,800 ,000 Baulderstone Hornibrook
  • Nexus Towers Southport $1,270 ,000 Leightons
  • Meriton Apartment Surfers $700, 000 Meriton
  • Westfield Northlake’s $1,270,000 – Westfield D&C
  • QIMR Herston $550,000 Baulderstone
  • 275 George St Office Tower $2,300, 000 Watpac
  • Pace (PA Hospital) $1,400, 000 – Baulderstone Hornibrook
  • Royal Womens Hospital $2,200,000 – Bovis Lend Lease
  • Prince Charles Hospital redevelopment- Baulderstone
  • Marriot Hotel Brisbane
  • Skilled Park Robina
  • Queens Plaza Brisbane CBD
  • Maroochydore Home Maker Centre $1,400,000.00
  • Green Square Close Office Tower $650,000.00
  • Stoddarts Manufacturing Facility
  • Wooloworths Pimpama Junction
  • Coles Ipswich Super Centre
  • BDO Fit out, 12 Creek Street
  • Bupa Runaway Bay
  • Nioa Warehouse Facility
  • Zara Fit out Robina Town Centre

Personal Attributes:-

·         Ability to supervise and manage a working team to successfully complete a project on time and on budget.

·         Ability to communicate with client representatives in a polite, diplomatic and professional manner.

·         Possess the necessary skills required with time management, project procurement, and forward planning in meeting the construction programme target dates.   

·         The experience to deliver the most diverse scope in my field.

·         Excellent network of industry leaders with high creditability.





Position:-  Fire Alarms Manager


  • Electrical Mechanic License No - C16006
  • BSA License Nominee Supervisor Lic No - 537594
  • Master Cabling License (ACRS) License No - A002505
  • Certificate of Merit Contract Management
  • Certificate Site Management Electrical Contracting

Technical Experience:-

  • 1978-1982 – Electrical Apprentice
  • 1983 - Self employed electrical contracting
  • 1984-1992 – Supervisor – Kennedy Taylor Electrical QLD
  • 1993 - 1994 Project Manager Siemens
  • 1995 – 2010 Site supervision/Project Management, Alarms Manager Premier Fire Protection QLD
  • 2010- Present Managing Director Champion Fire Protection

Professional Attributes:- 

  • Involvement in the electrical construction industry continuously for the last 32years with the last 15years specializing in the fire services industry undertaking project management and supervision roles.
  • Extensive experience with the major construction companies in south east QLD and northern NSW on a vast array of different project installations.
  • Absolute commitment to safety for all aspects of endeavor.
  • The ability to control procurement and resources on multiple projects of all sizes.
  • Experience and understanding all brands of fire panels and evacuation systems used in Australia and the contacts and knowledge to overcome any installation requirement.
  • Ability to undertake complex interfaces with other services and trades.
  • An excellent understanding of the BCA and applicable standards and the application of these codes and standards to projects.
  • Ability to produce all documentation as required by clients for project completion.
  • Experience to assess design documentation and identify short falls or over design.
  • The knowledge to design layouts for installations to meet all codes and standards.

A Sample of Projects Undertaken Include:-

  • UQ  CSIRO Complex St Lucia $1,800,000 - Baulderstone
  • Chermside Shopping Centre  $1,080,000 – Westfield D&C
  • Queensland Cultural Centre Playhouse Theatre  $795,000 - ABI Group
  • Grantham Abattoir redevelopment- Bovis
  • Robina Town Centre development $1,800,000 – Baulderstone
  • Mater Children’s Hospital Redevelopment- Baulderstone
  • Nexus Towers Southport $1,270,000 – Leighton’s
  • Griffith Uni Oral Health School Southport- Thiess
  • Meriton Apartment Surfers $700,000 – Meriton
  • Watermark Hotel Gold Coast - Baulderstone
  • Westfield Northlake’s $1,270,000 - Westfield D&C
  • QIMR Royal Brisbane Hospital $550,000 – Baulderstone
  • 275 George St Base Build- Watpac275 George St tenancy fit out $900,000 – Bovis
  • Refit T&G Building Queen St- Watpac
  • Parklands Apartment Complex Roma St- Pradella
  • Garden City Coles Extension- John Holland
  • Southbank Institute of Tafe redevelopment $1,3000,000  John Holland
  • Queens Plaza development Brisbane CBD – Watpac
  • Twin Towns Harbor Tower Tweed Heads- Baulderstone
  • Robina Town Centre Myer extension $900,000- Adco
  • Peppers Resort Tweed Coast- Laing O’Rourke
  • Stage 2 Gold Coast Convention Centre- Laing O’Rourke
  • Robina Hospital Accident & Emergency- Adco
  • Maroochydore Home Maker Centre $1,400,000.00
  • Robina Health Precinct $150,000
  • Green Square Close Office Tower $650,000.00
  • Stoddarts Manufacturing Facility
  • Woolworths Pimpama Junction
  • Coles Ipswich Super Centre
  • BDO Fit out, 12 Creek Street
  • Bupa Runaway Bay

Personal Attributes-:

  • Ability to communicate with people from a diverse range of backgrounds at all levels.
  • Commitment to the customer’s goals.
  • Highly skilled in time management and forward planning.
  • Ability to multi task and think outside the square to achieve the required results.
  • Honesty, loyalty and dedication.
  • Accessibility to clients
  • Punctuality and reliability with all enquiries answered.
  • Respect for all people involved in the work process.
  • Always endeavor to make the work place a happier one.



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