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Finalists announced for Fire Protection Industry Awards 2017

Posted on : Thursday, 19 October 2017

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) is delighted to announce the finalists for the Fire Protection Industry Awards 2017. This year's 15 finalists across five judged categories were selected against criteria including innovation, technical excellence and contribution to the industry, among others.


"We congratulate the finalists not only for their leadership in setting extremely high standards for the industry, but also for the important role they play in improving fire safety for the whole community," said FPA Australia CEO Scott Williams.


"Particularly pleasing was the enormous number of nominations for Young Achiever of the Year, which is an encouraging sign of the bright future of our industry."


Young Achiever of the Year

  • Firas Shawash - Exova Warringtonfire Pty Ltd
  • Jayden Snashall - Australian Safety Engineers
  • Elmo Pavish - Grosvenor Engineering Group


Barry Lee Technical Excellence

  • Brett Staines - Staines Investments
  • Rodney Rolfe - Wormald
  • David Sharp - TFPP (JCI)


Harry Marryatt Fire Protection Company of the Year 1-49 Employees

  • Australian Fire Industries
  • Plus Passive Fire
  • Bushfire Prone Planning


Harry Marryatt Fire Protection Company of the Year 50+ Employees

  • DEM Fire & Essential Services Group
  • Chubb Fire and Security


Fire Protection Project of the Year

  • Bushfire Prone Planning
  • Firewize
  • Multiplex Constructions


FPA Australia would like to thank the independent judging panel for their time and dedication to the Awards. The overall quality of the nominations has been of a very high standard, and consequently provided a real challenge for the judging panel in determining the finalists and ultimately establishing winners.


We would also like to thank two organisations who have made this event possible with their support. Major Partner Alan Wilson Insurance Brokers is the leading provider of insurance to the fire protection industry.


Award Partner Wormald Australia is an iconic name in Australia fire protection, and last year had two staff make it through as Award Finalists; David Burgess and Rodney Rolfe.


Winners will be announced at the 2017 Fire Protection Industry Awards Gala Dinner on Thursday 9 November 2017 at the beautiful Metropolis In Melbourne's Southbank. We invite you to come along to celebrate excellence in the industry and show your support towards these outstanding individuals and companies as they vie for the industry's ultimate recognition.


Secure your tickets here. For more information, visit, phone 03 8892 3184 or email