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Latest News

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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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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