CheckFire was established in 1975, when it operated as a small family business from a garage in the family home. Today, we are almost unrecognisably a bigger company, yet we remain committed to family values more so than ever. Care, trust and passion are at the core of everything we do.
And we are still 100% a trade-only supplier. That means you can trust us to not only provide the products you require but also offer a comprehensive service alongside them. You can be confident that, in turn, you’re offering the best possible service to your customers. As the market leader, CheckFire is proud to offer an unprecedented level of support to the fire trade. The fog of regulations in the industry can often prove confusing. We can guide and assist you with our unrivalled industry knowledge and technical expertise.
CheckFire only stocks the most trusted and reliable fire safety equipment. We’re a long-standing supplier of the dependable Commander and CommanderEDGE fire extinguishers, many of which offer the trusted BSI Kitemark to demonstrate the utmost quality. Look to the exquisite Contempo range for beautifully hand-finished extinguishers to complement the finest interior design. Plus, we’re the go-to provider of high-performance ancillary products too. Our broad range includes an industry-leading selection of fire extinguisher cabinets, as well as trolleys and fire point stands, to provide peace of mind your fire safety equipment is protected from the elements and accidental damage.
CheckFire aims to equip all our customers with innovative products and unrivalled knowledge and insight for vital fire safety and protection. Throughout our 45 years in the trade, we have celebrated many milestones with so much more development to come in the years ahead.
The CheckFire story begun early in 1975 when Dr David Robins decided to change his career in education to one of business venture. With the help and advice off a close friend in Coventry he stepped out into selling and maintaining Fire Extinguishers. The home pantry was soon cleared out and turned into what became the CheckFire workshop and stores. A Morris Minor van was purchased and that’s how the story was lifted off the ground.
Soon after launching one of the very first fire extinguishers sold was a 2-gallon water cartridge operated fire extinguisher.
The office and warehouse have expanded over time but the first upgrade was in 1983, converting the double garage into an office.
In 1992 we relocated from our original home office, to our office based in Caerphilly – an office we still operate from to this day.
This year marked the beginning of the Commander range. It was originally brought in via a component form and was both assembled and filled in our own workshops as a service exchange range. The range was officially registered as Commander in 2007.
Seven years later we introduced CommanderEDGE as our fully Kitemarked range, which also includes our brand exclusive units, MultiCHEM and EnviroFoam.
In 2015 we acquired a our 30,000ft2 Distribution Centre, just a few miles down the road from our Caerphilly head office, which equipped us to effectively trade on a national scale and further expand our team to bring the best possible service to our customers.
2017 was a very exciting year for us as we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Commander brand registration. With over 15 fire extinguishers included in the range, this was a very proud moment for the team.
The launch of the Contempo brand was an industry first, born out of the realisation that fire safety was being sacrificed in order to maintain appearances within luxury decor settings. The Polished Gold, Antique Copper and Stainless Steel finishes were designed not so that they blended in with their surroundings, but they stood out as a feature in their own right.
This was an exciting year for product development at CheckFire. We remodelled a number of our Commander units, with many now featuring higher fire ratings and Kitemark certification on selected units. We were also proud to launch our Commander Stands in 2018 and they’re still going strong five years on!
A fresh new look was given to the CheckFire website in 2018 and since then it has grown in content, resources, and shopping capabilities – with lots more exciting developments still in the pipeline.
2019 was the year that we transformed the design of our Tubular Stand offering. We worked with our customers on understanding the challenges they faced with the previous design to develop a solution that took the pains away. The Single and Double Tubular Stands are available across all finishes; Classic Red, Stainless Steel, Antique Copper and Polished Gold.
The Commander Safety Box was the latest innovation to join our range of Commander storage solutions in 2020 and we also introduced Rapid-10, a portable sanitising solution, demonstrating how we can all play a part in keeping the nation safe and protected from Coronavirus.
The latest edition of the CheckFire brochure became available in March 2020. It was launched in digital format, to not only support with the reduction in paper and our carbon footprint via it’s delivery, but in line with our commitment of taking thorough and proactive measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
In April 2021, we made developments to our existing water, foam and powder 6ltr/kg CommanderEDGE fire extinguishers. Featuring increased fire ratings*, the newly developed fire extinguishers are at the fore of product innovation and feature the quality and performance you can trust from CommanderEDGE.
*6ltr foam only
We were delighted to expand the existing CommanderEDGE range in 2022 and introduce a 6ltr Water Mist in the beginning of the year, featuring a multi-class 13A 25F fire rating. Later in the year, we launched our Commander Stand Inserts; available in both small and large sizes, the inserts are easily slotted into the base of the Commander Stand to provide additional protection and stability of fire extinguishers.
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Meet Cameron our Trade Entity Director. In his free time, Cameron enjoys spending time with his family most and having days out at the coast with a BBQ.
This is Tara, our Admin & Management EA here at CheckFire. Tara’s responsibilities are maintaining all employee and company records while supporting recruitment and company compliance. At home, Tara loves spending quality time with family and friends, enjoying long walks, and keeping fit.
Meet Stephanie. Steph is an Account Manager here at CheckFire. She is responsible for any quotations you may require, along with looking after new accounts. Stephanie is part of the sales team and works very closely with all her colleagues here at CheckFire to ensure our customers’ needs are fulfilled and we all provide the best possible service to our new and existing customers. Outside of work, Stephanie loves to travel and explore new places as well as spend time with her family.
Meet Darren. Darren is part of the CheckFire Sales Team caring for our customers and their needs. Outside of work there is nothing Darren likes more than spending time with his family, kicking back, relaxing and hopefully getting away to new destinations once in a while.
Meet Bruce, he is responsible for creating and maintaining relationships with our key customers. In his free time, Bruce enjoys carpentry work and he is an active member of the local church. Also loves spending quality time with his children and grandchildren.
Meet Toria, our Head of Marketing. Toria’s main focuses is the development and execution of marketing strategies across the portfolio of CheckFire brands. In her spare time she enjoys exploring new places all over the globe, trying out new recipes and spending time with friends and family.
Meet Amy, our Marketing Executive at CheckFire. Some of Amy’s responsibilities include supporting the sales team with product updates, maintaining the CheckFire website, and planning content across CheckFire social media platforms. Amy loves spending time with her friends and family, making plans for her next holiday and keeping active.
This is Holly, Holly’s role at CheckFire is Customer Care Manager. Her responsibilities vary from providing first line support to our key accounts and providing any further support to our customers wherever possible. In Holly’s spare time she enjoys spending time with friends & family.
Meet Emma, one of our Customer Care Specialists here at CheckFire. Emma’s main duties include processing sales orders, ensuring customers enquiries are fulfilled and taking customer calls to assist them anyway she can. In her spare time Emma enjoys spending time with her daughter & partner. She also loves nothing more than a Netflix series or curling up with her Kindle.
Meet Katie, our Customer Support Administrator at CheckFire. A typical day for Katie would be dealing with our customers orders and enquiries via telephone or email and can range from the colour of a product to placing a large order. Outside of work, Katie loves spending time with family and friends and travelling, however during lockdown Katie has been a little more interested in what the television has to offer and what is for tea!
This is Dene who is responsible for the smooth running of the finance office. Outside of work his young family, a run or a good film keep him happy.
This is Alison who is responsible for the credit control and keeping our customer’s accounts in order. In Alison’s free time she loves going on long walks (as long as it doesn’t involve any hills.)
Meet Linda, CheckFire’s Purchase Ledger Administrator. Linda’s every day responsibilities includes checking supplier invoices and working with our purchasing team and suppliers with regards to invoices and transactions. In her spare time, Linda loves swimming, walking, playing piano and is an avid supporter of Portsmouth F.C. Linda is also passionate about animals and is a member of several animal welfare and animal rights organisations.
Meet Jack, our Warehouse Manager here at CheckFire. Jack has many responsibilities in his role, including overseeing daily warehouse tasks while liaising with all departments to plan deliveries and workload in order to ensure the warehouse works effectively and efficiently. In his spare time, Jack is a rugby, darts and boxing fan and enjoys spending quality time with his family and two children.
Meet Rebeka, our Procurement and Inventory Manager here at CheckFire. Some of Rebeka’s responsibilities include stock reviewing and material purchasing whilst working with Sales and Marketing team on their forecasts. Rebeka also follows up container shipments as well as their arriving into the UK ports to make sure Checkfire always has enough stock to sell to its customers. Outside of work, Rebeka enjoys travelling, spending time with her family and friends, and learning languages.
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We understand that fire safety can sometimes be confusing across different markets and applications. To help remove any uncertainty and to equip you with industry insight and knowledge, our Resource Centre is home to all things fire safety within a number of different settings.
If you’re in the trade and want to learn more about how to become a CheckFire customer, visit our dedicated Trade Customer page for more information.