About Us


Our trainers understand the real value of engaging the audience. The training includes live fire training – giving a real hands-on experience to delegates.

Contact us for a competitive quote for your Fire Safety training requirements.



It is essential to have a fire risk assessment to keep your premises and your staff safe and to ensure that your premises comply with current fire safety legislation.

Contact us for a competitive quote for your Fire Risk Assessment requirements.



Fire strategy planning can save your life



Dry and wet risers are fixed fire fighting systems, used by the Fire Service in the event of a fire,
and it is crucial that these systems are in good working order at all times.



Fire Strategy Planning forms an integral part of every company’s fire safety activities not only in its duty of care to employees and the public, but also as part of its legal obligation under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.



Adena Fire’s primary concern is to ensure that our clients are fully aware of their responsibilities for fire safety, and we work with them to make our services comprehensive, straightforward and with the least disruption to their businesses.


Fire Safety Services for London, Essex, Herts and Surrey and Kent

Gary Critch and his wife Jacqui launched Adena Fire Safety Services Limited in 2011. As an Essex fire fighter and former chair of the The Fire Brigades Union Essex, Gary has seen almost 30 years of active duty as a frontline fire fighter.

“It is only when you’ve had first-hand exposure to the devastation of a fire, that you can you fully appreciate how many could have been avoided. The shocking fact is that more often than not, the fire could have been prevented through better awareness, training and planning. Sometimes the inevitable happens so our maintained sites are ‘emergency ready’ in line with British Fire Service procedures. That’s why I decided to set up Adena Fire Safety Services Limited and why we only ever employ fire inspectors who are experienced, British Fire Service Officers.”

Gary Critch, Founder

At Adena Fire we pride ourselves on ensuring our clients are compliant with all fire safety legislation. All of our consultants and engineers have many years’ service as British Fire Service officers, and combine this with experience in providing fire safety services to thousands of businesses in the private and public sectors. You can be confident that when you employ Adena Fire, you will receive professional, personal and independent advice and services tailored to your specific requirements. This added to our competitive fees, speed of service, and ability to provide the most cost-effective solutions, means that our clients keep coming back.

Independent and Impartial

Adena Fire is a completely independent fire safety services company – meaning that we only ever recommend the services you need – and nothing more.

Adena Fire consultants and engineers continuously update their knowledge of changes in legislation, and industry best practices, which ensures that our clients always receive the highest level of service.

The highest level of service and knowledge

We pride ourselves on excellent service, based on sound knowledge and experience in fire safety including fire risk assessment, fire safety training, tailored consultancy and dry riser testing and maintenance. Our personnel possess vast experience as officers serving in the British Fire Service (with enviable technical fire safety knowledge), and combine this with having provided advice to thousands of businesses in the public and private sectors.

We will ensure that you receive advice on exactly which of our services you require, and the recommendation from our findings will be based on a pragmatic approach to fire safety – allowing us to provide the most cost-effective solutions for you.

Why choose us?


All of our engineers are Fire Service professionals; we hold all relevant business insurances.



We are totally independent and impartial. We have experience in the commissioning, testing, maintenance and repair of all fire equipment. We only ever recommend repairs that are really needed.


Our services are accredited by SafeContractor and ConstructionLine, and are provided in line with the NEW British Standard – BS9990:2015


We offer competitive prices which are simple and straight forward with no hidden extras – providing reduced rates where efficiencies can be achieved.

What our customers say

Don’t just take our word for it. Read what our customers have to say about their experience working with us.

We found the session very informative and Gary to be a lovely pleasant man to work with, very professional, especially as were such a large group, nothing was a problem. I would and will happily recommend you to any other business I know which needs assistance with fire risk assessment and training.

Alec Smith

Alec’s Restaurant

I would like to thank you for the excellent way in which you carried out our Fire Marshal training. Those Presolite employees who attended the course have asked me to write to you to inform you that they all found the instructor was very well informed and the session was both interesting and informative…

Mervyn Dolan

Presolite Electric Ltd

Titan have worked with Adena for the past 6 months, we have found them professional at all times, reliable and offered outstanding advise. Titan would recommend Adena to companies that can put their trust in their ability to deliver, on time, and with detailed reports.  We have a great company relationship with them and look forward to working with them in the future.

Jane Casey

Titan Fire and Security

Partner Services

We like to ensure that we stick to what we are good at and continue to improve our core services. However, we have links with a number of partners who provide the whole raft of fire safety services. Take a look at our Partner Services table below, and please do contact us if you would like us to suggest someone who may be able to help.

Meet the team

Experienced British Fire Service officers

Wayne Crabb

Watch Manager

BEng MIFireE, 24 years’ service

Paul Molloy

Station Manager

BEng (Hons) MIFireE, 32 years’ service

Steven May

Watch Manager

34 years’ service

Dan Wastell

Watch Manager

MIFireE, 13 years’ service

Jonathan Bowles


8 years’ service

Steven Harvey

Station Manager

HNC GIFireE MIFPO, 30 years’ service

Jonathan Dixson

Inspecting Officer

15 years’ service

Gary Critch

Watch Manager

GIFireE, 30 years’ service

John Convey

Watch Manager

24 years’ service

John Lloyds

Technical Fire Safety Department

GIFireE, 20 years’ service

Lee Burridge


21 years’ service

Mark Simons

Area Manager

32 years’ service

Dave Weeden

Group Manager

32 years’ service

Fire Safety Training

Our trainers understand the real value of engaging the audience. Training can include live fire training using extinguishers and our bespoke fire simulators – giving a real hands-on experience.

Fire Safety Consultancy

If you are looking for a tailored solution to your fire safety requirements– our consultants will work with you to get your design passed, and will provide the most cost and time-effective solutions.

Fire Risk Assessments

If you have five or more employees, you are legally obligated to have an up-to-date Fire Risk Assessment. Contact us for a competitive quote for your Fire Risk Assessment.

Dry and Wet Risers, and Fire Hydrants

Adena Fire has its own fire engine and highly trained engineers,. As Fire Service professionals, our engineers know exactly what is needed to test, inspect and fix any defects to the risers and hydrants.

For all forms and compliance documents.