Simplifying Fire Engineering and Fire Protection Design

We specialise in simplifying fire engineering and fire protection design by providing efficient design, reliable solutions, and practical outcomes.

Using our innovative approach and deep understanding of industry regulations, we provide project-specific Performance Solutions and Fire Systems Design. This allows our clients to concentrate on their primary goals while satisfying requirements set by the Australian Building Codes Board, Australian Standards, Fire Rescue Victoria, and Fire Engineering Performance Solutions.

Our Team

Dr Rusthi Ibralebbe

Director | Fire Engineer

PhD, CPEng, NER, MIEAust, PE, BDC

Rusthi is the founding director of Passionate Fire and a fire engineer with over 15 years of consultancy, research, and construction experience. He has collaborated…

Kin Onn Mah

Fire Engineering Consultant

BE (Mechanical), MIEAust

Kin Onn is a Mechanical and Project Engineer with a fervent dedication to Fire Engineering. With over a decade of experience in the construction industry, he has refined…

Bishal K C

Fire Protection Consultant

BEng (Mechanical)

Bishal is Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) graduate from the University of Technology Sydney. His professional journey began in additive manufacturing…

Dr Rusthi Ibralebbe

Director | Fire Engineer

PhD, CPEng, NER, MIEAust, PE, BDC

Rusthi is the founding director of Passionate Fire and a fire engineer with over 15 years of consultancy, research, and construction experience. He has collaborated with various design teams to justify complex fire engineering problems in residential, childcare, aged care, sports complex, industrial, and mixed-use developments in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States of America. In these projects, he has developed holistic fire safety strategies and performance-based design solutions to address departures from the prescriptive requirements of the building codes.

He utilises proven scientific methodologies in developing design solutions, including structural fire engineering design and analysis, fire dynamics simulations, and evacuation simulations. Through his technical and leadership skills, he engages with the stakeholders to offer practical, efficient, and reliable fire safety engineering design, focusing on accomplishing design aspirations.

Kin Onn Mah

Fire Engineering Consultant

BE (Mechanical), MIEAust

Kin Onn is a Mechanical and Project Engineer with a fervent dedication to Fire Engineering. With over a decade of experience in the construction industry, he has refined his skills in various facets of building services industry. Driven by his passion for fire engineering, Kin Onn finds satisfaction in immersing himself in the intricacies of the field daily and is proud to be part of a team that provides excellent fire engineering solutions and exemplary customer service.

At work, Kin Onn diligently oversees the integration between fire safety engineering and fire protection engineering, ensuring alignment with client objectives and maintaining high level of fire safety. His commitment to excellence extends to his dedication to finding practical and effective solutions to complex fire engineering challenges.

Bishal K C

Fire Protection Consultant

BEng (Mechanical)

Bishal is Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) graduate from the University of Technology Sydney. His professional journey began in additive manufacturing industry as a CAD designer. He specialized in 3D modelling focusing on product design, prototyping and 3D printing.

He is now embarking on a thrilling new journey into fire protection industry leveraging his experience and engineering expertise to design and deliver high quality fire protection systems.His enthusiasm and motivation drive him towards continuous growth and skill development. He approaches each new challenge with a sense of curiosity and openness, embracing opportunities to learn and evolve.Outside of work, His adventurous spirit complements his professional drive, making him a versatile and dynamic individual in both his personal and professional pursuits.