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RWC to Acquire Holman Industries 

We are adding to the family! Today RWC announced it will acquire Holman Industries. We expect to complete the acquisition in March. Together, our strong brands will allow us to service our customers with the broadest, most comprehensive range of products in our category. Both companies will continue to operate as separate businesses until the [...]

Matthews Fire Alarm Celebrates 100 Years of Excellence in Fire Protection

Matthews Fire Alarm Celebrates 100 Years of Excellence in Fire Protection Ernest C. Matthews began a life's work devoted to the science of fire protection at the age of 20. As a young electrical engineer, Matthews began studying fire alarms mainly as a hobby and in 1911, he registered his first patent of his invention [...]

Lead Free Product Update

We would like to inform you that in April 2023 the ABCB provided an update regarding a change in the timeline for the implementation of lead free requirements. From 1 May 2026, all applicable plumbing products being installed must adhere to the lead free requirements published in the National Construction Code (NCC 2022). As the [...]

Updated Trade Price Guide – March 2023

Matthews Fire Alarm Trade Price Guide has been updated in accordance with the scheduled Price Increase. To view the updated book, please click the link to the right. Prices will be effective from 1 March 2023. If you have any questions of concerns regarding this price increase, please do not hesitate to contact your Sales [...]

RWC Price Update 2023

RWC Australia is transitioning to lead free

RWC Australia is undertaking a lead free product transition. Read more about this significant change in the PDF below. READ MORE

2019 Australasian Firefighters Championship

As Australia’s toughest summer of bushfires continues, everyone at RWC and Matthews Fire Alarm would like to acknowledge the tremendous efforts of all of the fire crews working to keep Australians safe. In October, RWC had the opportunity to witness first-hand, the incredible talent and skills of our fire-fighters, as the “best-of-the-best” fire crews in [...]

2018 NSW Firefighter Championship Doesn’t Disappoint

Matthews Fire Alarm, as new sponsors of the Fire and Rescue NSW Firefighter Championship Association, were offered the privilege to attend and present the medals for the 2018 State Firefighter Championships in Dubbo. Over the years, MFA have supplied FRNSW Brigades and the Championship with Standpipes, Storz Ball Valve Breechings and Multijet Nozzles. A competition [...]

Announcement of Sponsorship of the NSW Firefighter Championship Association in 2018/19

Matthews Fire Alarm is proud to announce sponsorship of the NSW Firefighter Championship Association in 2018-19. The sponsorship will support the talented teams who attend these championships at their own expense. Firefighter Championships highlight the incredible talent and skill that an expert firefighter uses on the job when responding to a fire or other emergency. [...]

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