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Latest News

On the 10th anniversary of the Black Saturday bushfires, FPA Australia would like to remember and pay respect to those affected.

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FPA Australia Board member Gina Patrick has tendered her resignation as a Director, stepping down from the role last week.

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PFAS inquiry includes Association input

Posted on December 20, 2018

The final report for the Senate Inquiry into the management of PFAS contamination in and around Defence bases was published in November 2018, and includes input provided by FPA Australia in a submission.

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New sprinkler rules will save lives

Posted on December 19, 2018

All new residential apartment buildings above three storeys built in Australia will now be required to have automatic fire sprinklers installed, the result of a six-year collaborative project between FPA Australia, FRNSW, AFAC and CSIRO.

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EPA Victoria has published a new guideline on management of combustible waste and recycling materials that includes FPA Australia advice and cites FPAS.

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FPA Australia Board of Directors for 2019

Posted on November 19, 2018

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) is pleased to announce its new Board of Directors for 2018-19, confirmed at the recent AGM, and farewells retiring Director and past President Trevor Voevodin.

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Standards Australia has announced the election of Richard Brooks, Megan Motto and Tony Dixon to the organisation’s Board of Directors, following the conclusion of a ballot on 2 November.

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Vale Dr Laurie Hammond

Posted on November 08, 2018

FPA Australia wishes to express its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Dr Laurie Hammond, Chairman of the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, who died over the weekend.

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The Victorian Building Authority has announced it is pursuing FPA Australia's proposal to introduce a restricted class of registration to overcome challenges in the state's new plumbing regulations.

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FPA Australia is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement with the Australian Government’s Department of the Environment and Energy to continue to facilitate services for the Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board for the next five years.

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