The name Fire Queen has origins as far back as 1859; it was a brand name of a very early commercially available fire extinguisher. The management team now welcomes its fourth generation.
Fire Safety Experts | For Generations
Today’s company was founded by the Great Grandfather of our current Managing Director, Charles Timony, making the business truly a family business & a 4th generation family business at that – something which he is extremely proud to be part of.
The company was originally known as “The Fire Appliance Company”, which dates back to pre-WW1. Unfortunately the exact date has been lost over the years.
We became a Limited company in 1975 & adopted the name “Fire Queen” at the same time. The name was associated with a brand of very early, quite possibly the first; commercially available, hand held fire extinguisher. We then became known as Fire Queen Limited Inc. The Fire Appliance Company, which was subsequently shortened to Fire Queen Limited.
Previously having offices & workshops in central Manchester & Stockport, our current base was converted for our use in 1987.
Fire Queen Limited was initially a Fire Extinguisher Installation, Servicing & Maintenance company, operating truly nationwide from The Scottish Isles to The Channel Islands, to over the sea in both Northern Ireland & the Republic of Ireland. In 2007 we identified both the need & demand for us to diversify our business into the Fire Systems side of the sector. This meant a through review of our systems; comprehensive research into applicable British standards & accreditations, searching for new suppliers, acquiring personnel & tooling, to allow us to take the ethos of our successful Fire Extinguisher business & expand into the Fire Alarm & Emergency Lighting industry. This move was driven largely by the desire by many of our clients for us to maintain these systems for them too because of how happy they were with the level of our customer service & attention to detail. Many years on now, it is clear the strategy has been successful & our customer base continues to grow, whilst maintaining the importance we place on customer service & being able to offer the ‘one-stop-shop’ option, & the cost savings doing so can bring to all of our customers.
We now benefit from generations of accumulated experience & knowledge, providing Fire Protection Services & Fire Safety products throughout the UK & Ireland. We are today, as we have always been, committed to providing excellent customer service, by highly trained staff, offering competitive contracts & prices, to all types of customers, businesses & buildings.
We like to remind all of our customers that fires are preventable. Those responsible for workplaces & other buildings to which the public have access, can help avoid them by taking responsibility for & adopting the right behaviours & procedures. Fire Queen can support your business in all areas of Fire Safety, through our extensive servicing options & fire safety products.
Fire Queen Limited | Your Service Partner
Fire Queen Limited is fully accredited & industry recognised to ensure the highest levels of training & competence to help meet your fire safety obligations.
Not everyone’s needs are the same, we know this & will carefully consider your priorities’ & propose a solution which meets your specific requirements & cost expectations.
Our Service Technicians are often recruited as trainee’s & teamed with an experienced mentor, whose guidance over the months & years to follow ensure an experienced, genuinely multi-skilled & fully qualified addition to our dedicated team of Fire Safety Professionals.
Fire Queen is an accredited member of BAFE (British Approvals for Fire Equipment), IFEDA (Independent Fire Engineering and Distributors Association), the FPA (Fire Protection Association) and NICEIC (National Inspection Council of Electrical Installation Contractors).
In pursuit of continual improvement in our products & services, Fire Queen Limited maintains a Quality Management System accredited ISO 9001:2015.
Health & Safety compliance is assured by accreditation to the Alcumus SafeContractor SSIP scheme.
Fire Queen Limited is registered as a Waste Carrier in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
A Brief History
Fire Queen became a limited company in 1975, having formally been know as the Fire Appliance Company. Our core business was the maintenance of Portable Fire Extinguishers and Hose Reels.
This was the year we occupied our present base in Stockport. An established building at the heart of the local community which has now undergone many changes as our business grows; now housing our Warehouse, Workshops, Service & Administration Teams.
Fire Queen Limited gains approval to ISO 9000 & achieves accreditation confirming our compliance with British Standards Institute codes of practice.
Fire Queen Limited earns the SSiP Safecontrator accreditation, covering all our activities.
The maintenance of Fire Alarm Systems and Emergency Lighting Systems is introduced. Fire Queen Limited becomes a complete fire safety solution.
Proudly, Fire Queen Limited secures registration by the NICEIC as an Approved Contractor.
Providing assessment & certification services for contractors, working across the building sectors, the NICEIC asses electricians, renewable energy installers, plumbers & heating engineers. Those registered are regularly assessed to ensure the work they do is safe & completed to the highest industry standards.
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