Janice Marshall

Janice Marshall

Co-owner / WH&S


Janice made her move from health to fire through her marriage to Tom.

Now, she has clocked more hours working in the fire industry than she had working in health admin.

Daily, Janice takes care of all the essential WH&S policies within DEM.

She works on the compliance side of the business, WH&S requirements for technicians working on-site, specialised training and ensuring DEM stays accredited.

Janice describes it all as “big picture stuff”.

“We are uncompromising in our commitment to our customers,” Janice says. “We want to keep progressing as a company to be proud of.”

As for the future, Janice is looking towards the next generation and hopes they will take the reins.

A lover of the outdoors, Janice enjoys sailing, bike riding, abseiling, mountaineering, rock climbing and lots more outside adventures in her spare time.

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DEM Fire Articles

Bushfire Preparation – Critical Information for Every Business

After last year’s horrific bushfire season across Australia, bushfire preparation should be front and centre for every business owner in a bushfire prone area. As a business owner or manager, it is your responsibility to understand the risks, prepare a bushfire plan, and ensure that you and your staff are clear on the required course of action before, during and after a fire. Here’s what you should know.

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Different Types of Fire Extinguishers

Every fire is different. Depending on the flammable materials involved you may need to use a specific type of fire extinguisher. If you choose the wrong type, it could be ineffective or dangerous.

Understanding the different classes of fire can help you to identify which types of fire extinguishers you need for adequate fire protection for your commercial site.

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What Fire Compliance Changes Mean for Annual Fire Statements

As we recently reported, legislation changes now require all staff that conduct Annual Fire Statements to gain accreditation as ‘competent fire safety practitioners’ (CFSPs). As of 1 July, only CFSPs can now legally conduct the work previously covered by Fire Safety Assessment (FSA). Here’s why that’s good news for the industry, for quality assurance…and for property owners.

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