Total Fire Services Ltd was established in 2003 and has since provided fire safety consultancy services to an extensive and varied client base, including Selfirdges (Manchester & Birmingham), the Triangle Shopping Centre, Leeds Utd FC and Cirque du Soleil. The company has three Directors and employs fire safety consultants to conduct fire risk assessments and associated services, throughout the UK. We are intent on being a leading fire safety solutions and equipment provider by exceeding customers expectations through superior service delivery, innovation and commitment to safeguarding our clients, employees, customers and their livelihoods. We are committed to maintaining an outstanding company with impeccable credentials and unrivalled service where people matter and our customers are proud to be associated with. nnThe main thrust of our business is the conducting of Fire Risk Assessments on behalf of clients to fulfil their legal obligations under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. We liaise with our clients on a regular basis in all legal aspects of current fire safety law and provide mediation services on their behalf with relevant enforcement authorities.


Our team of fire safety consultants are able to provide advice on all aspects of fire safety including fire risk assessments, prosecution and legal advice, fire alarms, emergency lighting and fire extinguishers. All our consultants are from extensive Fire and Rescue Service backgrounds with industry recognised qualifications. Our professional consultants will assess all areas of your premises to ensure compliance with the Fire Safety Order 2005, we are then able to provide a consultation on any significant findings and actions required to ensure that your premises compiles with current fire safety standards.


  • Total Fire Services Ltd

    Managing Director
    - Current
    Total Fire Services Ltd
    Darren was employed with Greater Manchester County Fire and Rescue Service for 16 years, in numerous roles and differing inner city and rural locations. From 1990 to 2002 he was employed in the roles of operational fire-fighter, Leading Fire-fighter, Sub Officer and Station Officer, the roles also included the conducting of routine fire safety inspections on varying premises. He provided a wide range of training courses to operational personnel in the form of lectures and practical drills and demonstrations. His training role also included the training of recruits in trauma care over a 2 year period. In September 2002 he transferred from operational duties to the role of a dedicated fire safety officer based at a busy inner city office in Salford. 2003 brought promotion to the rank of Station Officer (Fire Safety) in the city centre of Manchester, where he remained for 18 months dealing with some of the most complex buildings in the country. After this period he transferred to the fire safety department in Stretford, which involved the conducting of inspections at the Trafford Centre, one of the largest shopping complexes in the country. The area is also a high industrial area with varying premises types including complex chemical and processing plants. In May 2005 he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Divisional Officer, fire safety manager for the borough of Rochdale. The role was responsible for the fire safety management and direction of resources for the borough of Rochdale and incorporated 3 shopping complexes, 3 hospitals, 108 schools, 135 HMO\'s, 134 care homes, 25 hotels, 326 factories, 179 offices, and 44 shops. The role also involved dealing with all building regulations consultations for the borough, the issuing of enforcement notices, prohibitions and prosecutions of premises and the day-to-day management of fire safety inspections. He was responsible for 11 staff, including 5 dedicated fire safety enforcement officers. It is with this experienced background that Total Fire Services is managed.
  • Greater Manchester County Fire & Rescue Service

    Various - Senior Fire Safety Manager
    - Current
    See experience above


HNC in Fire Safety Studies (Merit) University of Central Lancashire - 2006nMember of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers (MIFSM) - 2006nPost Graduate Diploma in Management Studies (DMS)- Salford College – 2003nCertificate in Management Studies (CMS) – Salford College – 2001nMember of the Institute of Fire Engineers (MIFireE) – 2000nGraduate Membership of the Institute of Fire Engineers (GIFireE) – 1999 County Fire Officers Certificate of Commendation for actions taken involving the rescue of a family of 6 at a severe house fire in Gatley Stockport, Manchester – June 1999 BS 9999 – 2008 Code of Practice for Fire Safety in the Design, Management and Use of Buildings – CPD Accredited Course by Association of Building Engineers - December 2008. nBAFE Fire Alarm Design Course BS 5839 Pt 1:2002 (Nu Fire and Security Ltd) - 2008nFSAED** 11 - Advanced Steady State Smoke Control Principles in undivided and complex buildings, Fire Service College, Morton in Marsh, Gloucestershire - 2006nFSAED 10a - Commercial Sprinklers, Fire Service College - 2005nFSAED 10b - Residential Sprinklers, Fire Service College - 2005nFSAED 8 - Building Regulations, Fire Service College - 2005nFSAED Module 9 - Fire Engineering, Fire Service College - 2004nFire Safety “A” Module (fire safety principles) – Fire Service College – 2003 nFire Safety “B” Module (fire safety in sleeping risks) – Fire Service College – 2003nFire Safety “C” Module (fire engineered solutions in shopping complexes and undivided buildings) – Fire Service College – 2003nBS 5839 Part 1:2002 Course (fire alarms), delivered by GMC Fire Service & ADT Fire and Security plc - 2003 Carbon Monoxide Detection Course (CPD accredited), delivered by ADT Fire and Security plc – 2003nWatch Commander’s Course – Fire Service College – 2002nCrew Commander’s Course – Fire Service College – 2001nBreathing Apparatus and Fire Behaviour Instructor (Merit)– Fire Service College – 2000nNVQ D32/D33 Assessor, C25 Coaching Award - 2000nStation Officers Statutory Examination – Fire Services Examining Board 1999nFire Investigation Course – Greater Manchester County Fire Service – 1999 Sub Officers Statutory Examination – Fire Services Examining Board 1998nReal Fire Training Course – Greater Manchester County Fire Service – 1998nLeading Fire-fighters Statutory Examination – Fire Services Examining BoardnBasic Fire Safety Course – Greater Manchester County Fire Service – 1993 **FSAED, Fire Safety Advisor/Engineer Development Programmes.

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keeping fit generally, football and I am an active member of my local church the Bridge in Bolton

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