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Representative politics

As governments push for greater reform, the fire protection industry needs to engage more closely…

Insights we gained from Fire Australia 2021

After a brief hiatus due to the year that was, Fire Australia 2021 came back…

Developing and diversifying the fire protection industry

The fire protection sector needs to encourage more young people, particularly women, into the industry…

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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.…

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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…

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…

Taking hold of fire protection’s future

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

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…

NSW recognition of FPAS to build community confidence

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

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…

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…

Owners on the hook

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

A realistic roadmap

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

Evidence-based regulation

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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