FCF Fire & Electrical
FCF Fire & Electrical wants you!
Franchise opportunities available with the industry leader in fire, electrical and safety compliance
Nothing is more important than safety. And when it comes to protecting Australian businesses from fire – for their staff, customers, property or family – FCF has the right services, products and advice.
The company conducts fire safety assessments of home, office and industrial premises, and offers clients a complete fire protection service including supply, installation, testing, servicing and maintenance.
Established in 2008 by founder and CEO Jacob Foster, FCF Fire & Electrical provides quality professional servicing and advice for business clients across the country. FCF is responsible for maintaining the fire, safety and electrical requirements of a national network of businesses to ensure that they meet government and industry standards.
Mr Foster came to the industry with a background as an electrician. ‘What appealed to me about the fire industry was the repeat work that comes from routine maintenance,’ he says. ‘We’ll go to a site and test a fire extinguisher, for example, and if it fails we replace it – then six months later we’re back again.’
This type of recurring work enables franchisees to develop an ongoing relationship with their clients. ‘If I pick up a new client, within six months I’m guaranteed to see them again,’ says Mr Foster. ‘The safety industry isn’t going anywhere, and it’s an industry that creates its own work.’
FCF proudly serves over 6500 clients across Australia. While primarily a business-to-business service, they also work with residential clients. Business clients of FCF include:
- Schools and childcare
- Local councils
- Health services
- Fuel stations
- Retail stores and offices
- Community organisations.
FCF was the first company to franchise in the fire industry, making it a true industry leader. Since the first franchise in 2012, there are now 14 franchises operating in Australia – and they are seeking to expand. ‘The majority of our franchisees are tradespeople, but you don’t have to be an electrician or a plumber to own a franchise,’ explains Mr Foster. ‘With our training and the help of the FCF support team, we make it really easy to transition into the fire industry. Australia’s fire standards are very straightforward, which makes life easy for people who want to enter the industry.’
Franchisees and employees all receive full training and support. ‘Our training goes above and beyond what is state-legislated, and our ongoing training makes the team at FCF one of the best,’ Mr Foster says. The company has a friendly and professional culture and believes in its core values of good people, family, an honest work ethic, and a willingness to be the best.
It’s an attitude that is working well for the company and for their clients. ‘FCF have been providing fire equipment servicing and Test & Tag services to our company for nine months,’ one testimonial reads. ‘What began as a solution to a problem in North Queensland has quickly evolved into a solid working relationship down the eastern seaboard of Australia.’
As the company grows in Australia, expansion ‘across the ditch’ is also on the horizon. This would be a natural next step for FCF. ‘New Zealand would be ideal for us, as the codes and standards there are much the same as Australia,’ says Mr Foster. For anyone interested in becoming a master franchisor in New Zealand, this could be the ideal opportunity to represent the growing brand internationally.FCF Fire & Electrical not only operates in capital cities, but also has a strong focus on regional areas. Given Australia’s large distances, having the right territory managers to provide services in these regions is key to the company’s success.
For prospective franchisees in Australia, FCF want to hear from you, regardless of your industry background or your location. ‘We are looking for franchisees anywhere in Australia, and I would encourage you to get in touch,’ Mr Foster says.