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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.…

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…

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