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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.…

Evidence-based regulation

Australia’s fire protection regulatory environment is currently going through a period of significant evolution, driven…

We are all in this together as firefighters

In this world of mass media, we can get caught up in our own importance,…

The technical committee for emergency management is currently updating a standard which details the establishment, validation and implementation of an emergency plan.
Changes to fire sprinklers, fire hydrants and emergency management

Standards Australia is the nation’s peak non-government standards organisation with a long lasting commitment to…

The three pillars of fire protection

People, products and enforcement: these are the three pillars we need to get right to…

We should make the most of trade exhibitions

Both customer and client are there to exchange information. Just make sure it’s the correct…

If you’re unfit and overweight you’re a liability as a firefighter

Have a look around at the crew you are working with, be it career or…

Sharing experiences is also a chance to share solutions

It is very rewarding to host a major conference such as the recent Fire Australia…

Good governance not always the most comfortable road

As with any peak body, Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) which is Australia’s peak…

Flame simulation.
Training is the key to everything in emergency services

Regular readers will have noticed that the last two issues of Asia Pacific Fire have…

Why won’t the Fire Service buy my product?

How many times have I heard suppliers say this, in frustration, when clearly they have…

Sharing knowledge helps create excellence

The Fire Protection industry is growing in importance and stature in most parts of the…

Building an industry to be proud of

Whether it’s through our training and accreditation programs, recognising excellence, contribution and commitment at our…

Has diversity failed? We need to try harder!

‘Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result’ is a…

Non-compliance – why near enough must never be good enough

In May of this year a raft of new buildings found to have non-compliant, potentially…

Assistance across borders

The Asia Pacific Fire Magazine covers the most disaster prone area in the world, we…

Delivering on our 2020 vision – simplifying accreditation

FPA Australia has a simple goal for the fire protection industry: that all individuals will…

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