Company Profile

Established in 1983 by Gary & Diane Gilbert, North Coast Fire & Security provides the Mid North Coast region with quality Fire Protection Products, Fire Safety Training, Security Products, Installation and Servicing, CCTV Systems & Communications Services.


Originally known as North Coast Fire Systems the company was incorporated as North Coast Fire Systems Pty Ltd in 1999. In July 2011, we acquired Doug Atchison Communications, specialising in the installation and maintenance of Security Systems and Closed Circuit TV. At this point we began trading as North Coast Fire & Security. In June 2012 we expanded into computer network cabling and telephone systems with the acquisition of Lightspeed Communications.


Our office and workshop are located in the industrial area of Wauchope. At North Coast Fire & Security, we sub-contract service work from a number of metropolitan based fire protection companies.

Clients & Service Area

At North Coast Fire & Security, we service over 1,600 sites, which encompass a varied customer base, including Aged Care Facilities, Schools, Pre-Schools, Day Care Providers, High Rise Residential Buildings, Major Retail, Commercial, Light & Medium Industry and Government Infrastructure.

We proudly service the North Coast of NSW from Bulahdelah / Gloucester to Woolgoolga, however the core area of operation is Forster, Taree, Wauchope, Port Macquarie, Camden Haven, Kempsey and Coffs Harbour.

Our Team

With eighteen experienced staff and 10 service vehicles, we provide reliable seven day, 24 hour service. Read more about our management team.

Contact NCFS For a one-stop fire prevention, CCTV, security or communications solution.

Management Team

Gary GilbertManaging Director

With 35 years local experience in the fire protection industry Gary has a wealth of knowledge to service the business’ extensive customer base.

Gary and his wife Diane launched North Coast Fire Systems in 1983. The business grew steadily with the acquisition of contracts to maintain the Essential Fire Safety Measures of major retailers, Federal and State Government Departments and aged care facilities.

In 2012-13 Gary incorporated Doug Atchison Communications and Lightspeed Communications into North Coast Fire Systems, changing the name to North Coast Fire and Security. This step added Closed Circuit TV, security systems, data cabling and phone systems to the list of services the company offered.

They haven’t looked back. North Coast Fire and Security now services the region from Coffs Harbour to Bulahdelah, employing 18 staff.

“Clients who come to us for one service often end up using them all,” Gary said. “There’s now a huge demand for CCTV – especially now that it’s so affordable. Each year the cost of equipment keeps coming down, while the picture quality and features just get better and better.”

Gary has 30 years’ experience in practical fire extinguisher and fire safety training. He has gained certificates in fire equipment maintenance, training and assessment, holds a NSW security licence. As a licensed cabler and as a qualified trainer, Gary’s able to keep his team is up to date with new systems, hardware, and safety requirements.

The one thing that hasn’t changed is Gary’s original business philosophy:

“I’ve always aimed to offer a quality product at a competitive price, backed up with excellent after-sales service.”

Paul BennisonOperations Manager

Paul came to North Coast Fire and Security in 2015 with a background in the building and fire protection industries. A licensed cabler and fire/security alarm technician, he also holds a NSW security licence.

As Operations Manager, Paul has helped guide the company’s growth and expansion, liaising with its diverse list of 1600 public and private sector clients and overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations.

For Paul, it’s all about ensuring the little things are covered: He loves finding ways to solve his clients’ problems.

“We have hundreds of loyal clients who love that we do everything for them without stress or hassles.”

“Many operate seasonal businesses, so we liaise closely with them to get scheduled work done at a time that will cause minimal disruption to their customers, guests, residents, or staff. We ensure their systems comply with Council and insurance requirements.”

Tom LaundrySupervising Electrician

Port Macquarie born and bred, Tom gained his electrical apprenticeship in Sydney, spending 15 years there installing and maintaining fire prevention systems. He returned ‘home’ to give his family the benefits of living in a country community.

As the supervising electrician with North Coast Fire and Security, Tom designs, quotes, and installs fire protection systems, Closed Circuit TV, security and communication systems for commercial and industrial customers of every type and size, along with public sector clients. He’s also a licensed cabler and holds a NSW security licence.

Tom believes every project’s success relies on quality design and materials, and professional installation.

“My experience in the city has given me the knowledge and confidence to tackle any project.”

Like to talk to the experienced team in Fire Protection, CCTV and Security, Data and Communications systems? Contact NCFS to arrange a no-obligation on-site survey and quote.
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