Karl Hendrie

Accredited Practioner Fire Safety


Karl is an accredited practitioner in fire safety and plays a critical role in fire and essential services. With over ten years of fire industry experience, Karl has developed strategic compliance knowledge focused on commercial, educational, industrial facilities and public venues.

Karl has joined DEMFIRE to continue developing and learning fire safety while extending his professional opportunities with New South Wales’s most reputable fire and essential service company.

As a certified practitioner at this level, Karl is accredited to conduct Fire Safety Assessments for a specific set of automatic fire detection and alarm systems.

His expertise primarily encompasses systems that offer limited programmable outputs, typically excluding those integrated with complex system interfaces. His commitment lies in ensuring safety and compliance in fire detection and alarm systems within the designated scope of his accreditation.

Karl was an integral part of the maintenance team working on all the fire safety measures implemented in the light rail program in Sydney. It was a complex project that required a high degree of professionalism and capability, an environment in which Karl excelled.

As a new team member, Karl looks forward to contributing to the positive culture at DEMFIRE. He is committed to continuous learning and building collaborative working relationships with colleagues and customers. Karl likes to stay ahead of the game. He keeps himself informed and abreast of industry trends through the FPA, attending webinars, industry talks and tradeshows. Karl is working toward advancing his qualifications with a Diploma in fire protection.

Outside of work, Karl is a car enthusiast and is heavily involved in his local club. A fun fact is that behind the facade of a fire services professional, car lover and football enthusiast, Karl is an avid green thumb who loves nurturing his garden.

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