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Tom Bicknell
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Fire Protection Association Australia

T: 03 8892 3118

E: tom.bicknell@fpaa.com.au



Latest News

Vale Lindsay Essex

Posted on June 21, 2019

FPA Australia wishes to express its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of pioneering sprinkler fitting trainer Lindsay Essex, who passed away earlier this week.

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The NSW Government has published updated information on recognition of FPAS to accredit individuals as ‘competent fire safety practitioners’ under the 2017 fire safety reforms.

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Standards Australia has announced a new agreement with Techstreet, a Clarivate Analytics company, to distribute Australian Standards and other technical content.

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The SA Government has announced changes to restricted classes of plumbing registration covering routine service work on fire protection systems, aligning with an FPA Australia proposal.

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With the new NCC 2019 coming into effect on Wednesday 1 May, national media was shown the life-saving value of new sprinkler requirements in a demonstration burn.

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FPA Australia and Fire and Rescue NSW will collaborate in the development of a new state-of-the-art training centre for emergency services and the fire protection industry.

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The new Fire Safety Assessment class of accreditation under the Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme is now open for applications.

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NSW delivering on fire safety reforms

Posted on February 28, 2019

The New South Wales Government has formally approved Fire Protection Association Australia’s (FPA Australia) accreditation scheme under the state’s 2017 fire safety reforms.

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FPA Australia welcomes Minister Matt Kean's announcement of a new Building Commissioner to oversee the New South Wales construction industry.

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FPA Australia is calling on the Building Ministers' Forum to implement the Shergold-Weir Building Confidence recommendations in a nationally-consistent fashion.

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