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What is FPA Australia

 

FPA Australia is the country's peak industry body for fire protection, and the industry's major technical and educational organisation.

 

FPA Australia was formed on 1 January 1997 when two former associations - Fire Protection Industry Association Australia (established in 1926) and the Australian Fire Protection Association (established in 1960) agreed to amalgamate and form one representative body to be the voice of fire protection in Australia.

 

FPA Australia plays a pivotal role in providing authoritative advice and information on all aspects of fire safety and emergency management through a range of services to industry and the community. FPA Australia is a not-for-profit association governed by a Board of Directors, run by a permanent staff in its Melbourne-based National Office.

 

To learn more you can download our Association Profile here.

 

Our Vision and Purpose: 

 

A safer community where loss of life, injury and damage to property and the environment are eliminated through effective fire protection.

 

Our Mission:

 

As the peak industry body, FPA Australia represents and supports our members, and works with government, business and other stakeholders to:

 

  • Promote a world class fire protection industry;
  • Deliver education and direction on industry best practice;
  • Develop, maintain and recognise professional competence and conduct;
  • Create and deliver career pathways;
  • Provide relevant business services, resources and networking;
  • Advocate to government and other stakeholders for continuous improvement of policy, legislation, codes and standards; and
  • Invest in research and advocacy to develop and implement improved fire protection.

 

Our Values:

 

INTEGRITY

Behaving ethically and respectfully, acting with loyalty, honesty, compassion, and transparency.


INDEPENDENCE

Expressing our views free of bias, coercion, favouritism and external interest.


EFFECTIVENESS

Achieving tangible and relevant outcomes informed by engagement with our members and the industry.


PROFESSIONALISM

Committing to the continuous advancement and improvement of the Association and its members.


ACCOUNTABILITY

Taking responsibility for our decisions and actions.

 

Our Strategic Direction:

 

Download the Association's Strategic Directions 2019-22  here.

 

Our Patron: The Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)

 

Peter Cosgrove

 

The Governor General His Excellency General The Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) is the Patron of Fire Protection Association Australia. 

 

His Excellency Sir Cosgrove has a strong history of community involvement during emergencies, including as taskforce leader during the Cyclone Larry disaster in 2006.

 

FPA Australia has a long history of patronage from Governor-Generals. Sir Paul Hasluck PC, GCMG & KSTJ was our first patron, followed by successive Governor-Generals which also included Her Excellency Dame Quentin Bryce AC.

 

Our Ambassador: Professor Fiona Wood AM

 

Fiona Wood

 

Professor Fiona Wood AM is an internationally-acclaimed burns researcher and surgeon, known for achievements such as the development of 'spray on skin' and leadership of a Perth-based team which treated 28 survivors of the Bali bombings in 2002.

 

She leads the Fiona Wood Foundation, FPA Australia's Official Charity Partner, and is the Director of the Burns Service of Western Australia and a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children.

 

Professor Wood was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2003. In 2005 she won the Western Australian Citizen of the Year award for her contribution to medicine in the field of burns research, and in the same year was also named Australian of the Year. She was named an Australian Living Treasure by the National Trust, and was voted the most-trusted Australian in a Reader's Digest poll for six successive years from 2005 to 2010.