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Latest News

Free access to bushfire building standard

Posted on February 24, 2020

In partnership with the Federal Government, Standards Australia has announced the joint funding of free access to AS 3959:2018, Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas for all Australians.

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FPA Australia has recently published an updated version of its Good Practice Guide on fire safety statements, and a new Good Practice Guide on residential smoke alarms.

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Matthew Wright departs FPA Australia

Posted on January 31, 2020

It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) announces Matthew Wright’s departure as General Manager – Technical Services/Deputy CEO, effective 7 February 2020.

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FireMate acquired by Halma

Posted on January 30, 2020

Global life safety technology company Halma has acquired a 70% stake in Australian fire protection maintenance software provider FireMate.

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SA fluorinated foam ban comes into force

Posted on January 23, 2020

The two-year grace period for the South Australian Government’s ban on fluorinated firefighting foams comes into effect on 30 January, after which penalties apply.

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DFES updates DBA Connection Code for WA

Posted on January 21, 2020

The WA Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) has issued an update to the Direct Brigade Alarm (DBA) Connection Code.

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FPA Australia has introduced a new and improved suite of benefits to help members with their business operations.

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Following a request made by FPA Australia, the NSW Government has agreed to extend the date for recognition of FPAS to 6 April 2020.

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The Victorian Building Authority has announced it will implement four new restricted classes of plumbing registration in 2020 covering the routine service of water-based fire protection equipment.

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FPA Australia wishes to express its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of sprinkler fitter Michael Murphy, who was killed in a tragic workplace accident late last week.

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