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Smoke Alarm Boar is a division under the Fire Boar parent company which has been providing Smoke Alarm service, maintenance, installation and certification for over ten years.

Changes to smoke alarm legislation in QLD will have an effect all properties in QLD from rentals commencing in 2022 and owner occupier properties from 2027. These changes can be confusing and Smoke Alarm Boar can assist you with all your smoke alarm needs whether you are a Landlord, Facility Manager or a Residential Property Owner.

New legislation specifies the type, positioning, and interconnectedness of alarms, which are critical factors for an early warning and quick escape. To give your family the best chance of surviving a house/unit/apartment fire we recommend updating your smoke alarms to match the new legislation as soon as you can.

It's been proven that smoke alarms save lives. Reports have found that the number of deaths from house fires have dropped by more than half if well maintained smoke alarms are installed. You must ensure all your alarms are working and properly maintained.

Unlike other smoke alarm companies Smoke Alarm Boar is a one stop shop offering services to all services related to fire safety under the one roof. No other smoke alarm company can offer such an all-round package and experience. For additional services please refer to the links below for Training Boar and Fire Boar.



Training Boar is a division under the Fire Boar parent company which has been providing Fire Training for over ten years. Effective planning and emergency response training saves lives and we can help you reduce your risk of tragedy in the workplace. This total solution can provide you with the right advice, asset life cycle analysis plus associated maintenance records and to ensure you have peace of mind.

Training Boar offers a wide range of specialist fire training options from our self paced online platform to face to face site specific practical training. All of Training Boar’s fire safety and emergency training is designed to ensure your property is fully compliant with the relative Australian Standards.

Fire Boar specialises in a full range of fire services from design, installation, commissioning, maintenance and testing of fire protection systems in accordance with the relevant Australian legislation and building codes.

Fire Boar offers comprehensive solutions for all facets of fire protection including a large construction division. Established in 2008, Australian company utilises its vast experience, innovation and technology to deliver personal service and flexible solutions to its customers. Fire Boar is passionate about Australian Standards and is the ideal industry partner.

We offer a 24-hour, 7 day a week emergency assistance and is fully licenced with the relevant authorities. Fire Boar provides a one stop shop which allows us to Test, Install, Maintain & Certify an extensive range of Fire Installations including –

  • Fire Sprinkler Systems,
  • Fire Pump Sets
  • Fire Hydrant Systems
  • Water Storage Tanks
  • Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
  • Special Hazard Systems
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Gaseous Systems
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Hose Reels
  • Fire Blankets
  • Fire/Smoke/Unit Doors
  • Passive Fire
  • Emergency and Exit Lighting
  • Fire Training
  • Evacuation Diagrams/Plans

Meet the Directors

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Nick Varley

Nick has over 30 years of experience in the Fire Protection Industry. He is also the previous owner of  “Reliable Fire and Safety” for 7 years.

A previous member of the Fire Protection Industry Board Management & Licensing Committee for a number of years. During this period Nick wrote the exam papers for licensing of individuals in Fire Hydrant System Certification in QLD.

Nick is QBCC licensed to certify hydrants, pumps and portable installations and has personally completed and certified hundreds of Hydrant installations of all sizes and types across sites such as major universities, city councils, shopping centres, hospitals, office buildings and apartment blocks. There is no problem in relation to fire protection water issues within a building that Nick cannot solve. Nick's number one concern is saving lives. This drives him to make sure each job is done right every time, and never compromise on installation quality and industry standards.

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Laurie Cook

Laurie offers more than 26 years of strategic forecasting, sales and marketing achievements and human resource planning. He has held positions including State and National Operations/Sales Manager roles and Director and Consultant roles for multinational companies. Responsible for businesses in Australia and New Zealand that have involved product development, retail sales, performance improvement, capital raising, liaising with supply chain partners, legal issues, finance, cash flow, leasing and franchising. Laurie specialises in identifying and arranging commercial and strategic alliance partners and sales while managing businesses using strong corporate governance doctrines at all levels.

Laurie started Fire Boar in 2008 and his fire industry experience has also seen him become QBCC licensed in several disciplines, and his Emergency Procedures Supervisors License has seen him act as the FSA for high profile clients including Telstra.

The Trademark


The Boar is sincere, honest and without pretence.
He is confident in his own ability and is a straight dealer.
The Boar never does anything halfheartedly – it’s all or nothing!
He is intelligent, practical and cares about the people around him….
He has no fear of the unknown, trusting in his innate ability to succeed at incredible odds.
The Fire Boar is vivacious, bold and relentless

Quality - Environment - OH&S

Smoke Alarm Boar has been independently audited and has achieved system certification in the following:

ISO 45001:2018 - is an internationally recognised Occupational Health & Safety standard (OH&S).


ISO 9001:2015 - is an internationally recognised Quality Management System (QMS) standard.


ISO 14001:2015 - is the internationally recognised standard for Environmental Management Systems.






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