A family-run, British Columbia-based company providing a variety of fire and life safety planning, training and inspection services to both government and the private sector.
Our vision for Robert Furlong Design Co. is to create solid, long-term working relationships with the public and private sectors in order to reduce the fire risk to property and life safety.
Robert (Bob) spent four years as a professional firefighter with the City of Richmond Fire-Rescue Department, before transferring to the Fire Prevention Division as a fire inspector and local assistant to the Fire Commissioner of B.C. In the following 25 years of fire service Bob gained extensive experience in building protective systems analysis, aspects of fire safety planning and fire prevention as the fire department’s Fire Protection Technical Services Officer.
Prior to retirement Bob provided five years of service as Richmond’s Chief Fire Prevention Officer. Responsibilities included managing the activities and training of a team of fire inspectors and fire investigators and development of a comprehensive fire inspection model and bylaw.
Bob has served as the Fire Prevention Officers Association of BC (FPOABC) representative on B.C. Building Code and Fire Code Advisory Committees, Fire Service Government Liaison Groups, 2010 Olympic Fire Service Advisory Group and is Past President of the Fire Prevention Officers Association of B.C.
Bob is active as a part-time studies facilitator at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) at the Burnaby Campus. He has also developed and delivered various training courses for the Justice Institute of B.C. – Fire Academy and Fire Prevention Officers Association of B.C.
After retiring from the City of Richmond Fire-Rescue Department, Bob developed comprehensive Fire Safety Plans in the private sector.
Bob brings significant experience, dedication and motivation to the client for their fire protection, prevention and planning needs.
An accomplished graphic and visual artist, Amanda has spent thirteen years working with fire and safety plans in the private sector. As the company's lead designer, she utilizes her enormous attention to detail, her ability to decipher and clarify technical drawings and her knowledge of fire prevention, equipment and detection to be an important and necessary asset to our work.
Despite being it's newest member, Chris has an extensive background in graphic design and project management that has made him a valuable addition to the team. Though relatively new to the world of fire/life safety, Chris' unwavering focus on minutia and ability to learn on the fly has made him a quick study and a strong asset.