Get Hands On With Fire Australia 2019

The Fire Australia Conference and Tradeshow is returning to Melbourne on 14-16 May 2019, with new opportunities to get hands-on with the best in the business. Run by Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia), Fire Australia 2019 will be the…

The Innovative Product & Technology Award Goes To… PVStop

The team at PVStop are very excited and proud to announce that they have won the FPA Australia, Fire Protection Industry Awards in the category of “Innovative Product & Technology for 2018!” The Innovative Product & Technology Award is a…

Evidence-based regulation

Australia’s fire protection regulatory environment is currently going through a period of significant evolution, driven by the Lacrosse and Grenfell fires and the shortcomings in enforcement and compliance they exposed. In the rush to address these problems, it is important…

Introducing SPARK: a new knowledge-sharing platform for fire protection

Fire Protection Association Australia is excited to officially present you with SPARK, our new members-only online community. SPARK is a major new benefit for FPA Australia members, giving you a platform to discuss and share advice, experience and resources with…

Conference Speaker Opportunities

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) is looking for conference speakers, and we need you to help us locate the experts! We invite you, your colleagues or employees to lodge a submission for Fire Australia 2018. We are looking for…

The three pillars of fire protection

People, products and enforcement: these are the three pillars we need to get right to ensure an effective fire protection industry. Recent media coverage of fire protection in Australia has been dominated by discussion of products that don’t conform 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 Conference and Tradeshow held in Sydney, Australia but even more rewarding when it was so well attended with a record numbers of attendees and the…

FPA Australia – Logbook Deals – Buy More, Save More, Any Combination

Get up to an additional 15% off plus free freight for a limited time. With the introduction of AS 1851 – 2012 Amendment 1 ready logbooks, Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) has placed significant orders with our supplier and, for a…

Fire Australia 2017 Sets the Standard

Fire Australia Conference and Tradeshow, held this year at the International Convention Centre Sydney, was the most successful so far highlighting the growing importance and maturity of the fire protection, HAZMAT and fire safety engineering industries, according to Fire Protection…

Good governance not always the most comfortable road

As with any peak body, Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) which is Australia’s peak body for the fire protection industry, takes the issue of governance extremely seriously. Other Asia Pacific organisations we have been in touch with, also regard…

Sharing knowledge helps create excellence

The Fire Protection industry is growing in importance and stature in most parts of the world in step with growing urban development and a general acknowledgement that it is too important to be anything less than of the highest standard.…

Building an industry to be proud of

Whether it’s through our training and accreditation programs, recognising excellence, contribution and commitment at our Gala Awards, or our ongoing advocacy for improved regulation, codes and standards, Fire Protection Association Australia is committed to building a better industry. It’s 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 combustible external cladding were added to the Victorian Building Authority’s list as part of its ongoing audit in and around the Melbourne CBD. In many…

Delivering on our 2020 vision – simplifying accreditation

FPA Australia has a simple goal for the fire protection industry: that all individuals will be ‘fit-for-action’ (which means trained, competent and accredited) by2020. We are committed to making this goal a reality and have listened to feedback from our…

Building Product Compliance – Get Ready for Positive Changes

In recent times Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) has advocated strongly for changes to building product compliance in Australia. High profile incidents such as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission recall of Infinity Electrical Cable, which can become a…

After Years of Complacency, Reform has Arrived

Times certainly have changed. It wasn’t so long ago the notion that governments would take up issues of non-compliant building products would have been laughable. And yet today we have multiple government inquiries into just that issue. Outcomes of these…

The Tipping Point – Positive Changes Necessary to Restore Confidence

In The Prince Machiavelli wrote: “There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things”. Never has…

Building Product Compliance – how Big is the Problem?

That is the alarming issue confronting the building and construction industry in Australia today. The recent high-profile case regarding non-compliant aluminium cladding which helped to fuel a dangerous apartment fire in Melbourne’s Docklands in November 2014, has shone the spotlight…

Product Compliance – the Confronting Reality

In November 2014 a fire raced up the side of a multi-storey apartment building in Melbourne’s Docklands. The fire, which was started by a discarded cigarette, was fuelled by cladding material that failed to meet the necessary standards for combustibility.…

Important Information on Smoke Alarms

If one piece of fire protection equipment is likely to save your life, it will be your residential smoke alarm. Accordingly, this simple device is a requirement of all new building stock under the Building Code of Australia, and this…

Advocacy in Overdrive – The Work of FPA Australia

As the peak body for fire protection in Australia, Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) takes its mandate to advocate best practice fire protection outcomes for the community seriously. Since 2012 we have expanded our capability significantly to make strong…

FPA Australia Gold Coast Conference

The Fire Australia Conference 2015, held on Queensland’s Gold Coast March 25 and 26, has set a new benchmark for excellence. The Conference set new records in the history of the event, including most sponsors, most exhibitors, most delegates and,…

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