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 eighteenth 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 on 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, stud farms to food factories, Primary Care Centres to B & Bs, Distilleries to Bonded Warehouses, Cinemas to Museums, 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.

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 unsolicited spam! After all, most of my clients refer my services to their colleagues, if asked. So, I’ve no worries anymore about having to chase work, it comes to me.  See the testimonials page or take a look at the projects on the Board awaiting my attention!

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.

Express Service History

When I commenced the Express Service, I asked for a donation of €250.00 for Blood Bikes West in Galway to submit a FSC application within 1en working days. It quickly became evident that this was not enough, as everyone on my board was happy to pay the €250.00 to jump the queue. I raised the donation to €1,000 but that still wasn’t enough as I had a back log of these requests just before Christmas 2023. It was hell trying to do them all and maintain my normal daily hours working for the folks who had patiently awaited their turn in the queue. Hence the reason the Express Service now requires a minimum donation of €2,000 to Blood Bikes West, Galway.

Get In Touch

Please ring Chris on 071 933 5987 to discuss your project for a quotation or alternatively forward drawings (Planning Reference Number if you’re unfamiliar to Chris) to Chris at cb@fisca.ie.  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.