FiSCA (Fire Safety Certificate Applications) was conceived in the early nineties by Chris Blake, an Industrial Design graduate employed in an architectural practice in Dublin undertaking Fire Safety work as part of his overall responsibilities. FiSCA became a reality in the mid noughties and commenced trading on the 3rd July, 2006.

Since then Chris has returned to College to complete a Post Graduate Diploma in Fire Safety Practice in 2014 and numerous other fire related courses on an ongoing basis. The service has now been extended to include the procurement of Disability Access Certificates. FiSCA is now in it’s seventeenth year of operation, testimony in itself that it’s providing a necessary & valued service to it’s growing repeat clientele base.

Why are FiSCA’s charges so economic and competitive? No glass or stainless steel edifice to maintain, no Mies van de Rohe furnishings, no high city centre rent. Economic charges keep Chris busy. Busy means a fair income for Chris because it’s not being spent of a prestigious office or other glamorous paraphernalia!

Chris’s experience preparing Fire Safety Certificate applications currently includes many types of buildings, from Hotels to an Abbey, from facilities for stud farms to food factories, from Primary Care Centres to B & Bs, from distilleries to bonded warehouses. From retail developments to retreat centres.  Military installations are about the only type of building missing from Chris’s expanding experience.

A considerable number of projects have been undertaken on behalf of the Department of Education & Science, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Department of Social Protection, Health Services Executive, Office of Public Works, numerous City & County Councils, Údarás na Gaeltachta and Educational Training Boards, generally on behalf of the project Architect or Engineer.

FiSCA is a member of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers, has Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance. FiSCA is Vat registered and has a C2 Tax Clearance Certificate. All available for inspection upon request.

Why I no longer have a LinkedIn Page

When the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal was revealed back in early 2018, it got me to thinking about my own Linkedin page and how the information published on my page could be used in a malicious way by companies or individuals, without my consent.  That there would be absolutely no recourse for justice available to me, if such an event occurred.

I removed my Linkedin page and decided that word of mouth & my referrals page would be good enough for my needs. Why would I share my CV with the world at large, which could then be used to steal my identity or be manipulated in some manner, detrimentally to me?

After all, most of my clients refer my services to their colleagues, when asked about such services. See the testimonials page for such evidence.

While my CV was published on Linkedin, I often got emails from people searching for professionals like myself, to take up full-time employment with companies searching for such individuals. These emails were spam as far as I was concerned!

They were unsolicited and unwanted. My CV was there for the benefit of companies or individuals wishing to employ my services for a specific task, not full-time employment, which was evident from the contents therein.  Fortunately, having removed my CV from LinkedIn, I no longer receive this unwanted & unsolicited spam.

So, if the existing referrals aren’t good enough for you and you’re not happy that they’re all real and legitimate, despite your ability to verify them, I may not be the right fit for your project.

Get In Touch

Please ring Chris on 071 933 5987 to discuss your project for a quotation or alternatively forward drawings to Chris at  You’ll receive a quote within 24hrs, providing it’s not 6pm on Friday evening.

Project Experience:

Below are some sample projects that Chris has undertaken recently:

Whiskey Distillery, Ahascragh Mill, Main St, Ahascragh, Co.Galway,

  • Fire safety & access design consultant for the change of use, renovations & refurbishment works.

Bonded Warehouse, Chapel Street, Boyle, Co.Roscommon.

  • Fire safety consultant for the change of use, renovations & refurbishment works.

National Maritine Museum of Ireland,Haigh Terrace, Dún Laoghaire, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

  • Fire safety and access design consultant for the up-grading works to facilitate weddings, social functions & lectures.

New Coastguard Station, Doolin, Co. Clare.

  • Fire safety and access design consultant for the construction of the new facility.

Carrigaline Primary Care Centre, Carrigaline, Co. Cork.

  • Fire safety and access design consultant for the construction of the new facility.