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What do Technical Committees do?


Fundamental to FPA Australia and the continued development of the broader fire protection industry is the management of the Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) and Special Interest Groups (SIGs), which come under the umbrella of the National Technical Advisory Committee (NTAC).


These TACs and SIGs consist of volunteers from the membership with an interest in particular areas of fire protection and a commitment to advance the industry.


The function of these TACs is to:


  • Improve the quality of products and services in the industry


  • Provide input into the development of industry guidelines and Australian Standards


  • Contribute to the technical policies and documentation of the Association


  • Assist in the preparation of submissions to regulatory bodies


  • Support the broader fire protection industry with expert advice


  • Review training competencies


The function of these SIGs is to:


  • Provide a forum for members with aligned interests, keeping them up to date and facilitating communication on technical, standards, regulatory, safety and community safety issues


  • Develop relationships and links to industry and government


  • Improve the flow of industry specific fire safety information to all members