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We need face-to-face conferences and exhibitions to grow

Did you hear that? It was the applause given to me by 40 zoom attendees…

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Residential sprinklers are the new standard

Australia’s population is growing, adding around 400,000 people per year to our suburbs and towns.…

COVID -19: do we have to reinvent the wheel?

It has now been nine months since we first heard the word coronavirus, before it…

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The opportunity of reform

Industry involvement in fire-safety reforms will undoubtedly deliver better results for all. Fire-sector reform is…

What does it take to change?

With all that is going on in this COVID-19 world – mass unemployment, community lockdown,…

Regular maintenance and testing is not about complying with government requirements – it’s about avoiding this.
Fire safety should be about value, not compliance

Recently, a fire-safety assessor reported that he had come to an impasse. A building under…

Are inquiries the way to learn after attending a significant fire?

Do you learn from your experiences at a fire, or are there many important issues…

Taking hold of fire protection’s future

On 6 April, fire-safety assessment changed. From that date, any practitioner who assesses and endorses…

Unsung heroes during large disasters

We read continually about the firefighters, rescuers and civil defence people doing outstanding things on…

Construction of the NSW Training Centre of the Fire Protection Training Academy is a major new initiative for FPA Australia.
Fire Protection Association year in review

This year has been one of much change, but strong accomplishments. Much of the year…

The rise of Asia in the fire market

Exports from China rose 3.3 percent from a year earlier to USD 221.5 billion in…

NSW recognition of FPAS to build community confidence

Ensuring industry competence is one of Fire Protection Association Australia’s (FPA Australia) key Strategic Directions,…

Are you looking after your mental health?

It’s easy to recognise and understand physical health problems when it’s for example a broken…

The new Academy was officially announced in April. Left to right: FRNSW Acting Deputy Commissioner Roger Mentha, FPA Australia President Bill Lea, FRNSW Commissioner Paul Baxter, FPA Australia CEO Scott Williams, and FRNSW Chief Superintendent Ken Murphy.
Agreement signed on new fire protection training academy

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) is pleased to announce a collaboration with Fire and…

Climate change is now a key strategic issue for Boards

Natural event risks are normally handled by management. These are the usual short-term incidents like…

New sprinkler requirement a rare step change in safety

Improvements in fire protection are typically a matter of incremental progression. Large step-changes are rare.…

Good standards will prevent this.
CFPA-Asia joins the International Fire Safety Standards Coalition

The Confederation of Fire Protection Associations Asia (CFPA-Asia) has joined some 40 other organisations from…

How do we capture innovation in the Fire Service?

By my assessment firefighters are one of the most innovative groups of people you will…

Owners on the hook

Building owners have become unfairly responsible for the cost of a cladding problem they had…

Will there be a firefighter in the future?

I was talking to an RAAF pilot recently about how technology with drones has changed…

A realistic roadmap

In the 24 recommendations of the recently-released Shergold-Weir report can be seen an achievable roadmap…

Why are we always playing catch up after a disaster?

Sitting in another meeting dealing with the aftermath of another fire that has killed many.…

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