About Us

Crossfire is a leading Fire Engineering practice based in Auckland, New Zealand. Founded by Michael Dixon in 2012, with Jeff Parkinson joining soon after, the firm is well-known for its reliability and innovation in fire safety design and advice.

In September 2022, we joined Jensen Hughes, a leading global, multi-disciplinary engineering, consulting and technology firm focused on safety, security and resiliency. Since then, we have taken steps toward integrating into the Jensen Hughes team.

The team is experienced in commercial, industrial, educational, healthcare, residential and institutional buildings.


We believe that the best fire safety outcomes are produced from an holistic approach based firmly on the client's objectives. When all the elements of code compliance, business continuity and property protection are considered the fire safety strategy produced can be appropriately priced to deliver value. Being involved early in every project is our aim so that the overall building design has to accept fewer compromises than when fire safety is a last minute addition.

Architects value fire engineers who listen, are flexible in their design thinking and detailed in design delivery.

The team is drawn from a range of backgrounds including operational fire service, regulatory and engineering consultancies and thus gives a well-rounded range of skills.

We welcome enquiries from individuals seeking employment or engineers wanting to transition into the field of fire safety.

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