FPA Australia secures five-year ozone protection agreement

Posted on : Thursday, 25 October 2018

Fire Protection Association Australia (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.


FPA Australia CEO Scott Williams said the Association was looking forward to continuing its successful partnership with the Department, while actively working to minimise emissions of scheduled extinguishing agents through industry best practice.


"We have a strong working relationship with the Department, and together we will work to promote the responsible management of scheduled extinguishing agents so as to minimise their impact on the environment," he said.


The Board will be responsible for providing services required by the fire protection industry permit scheme (FPI scheme) consistent with the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995, which includes the granting of fire protection industry permits to individuals and businesses.


It will be supported by an advisory body comprised of industry professionals. They will provide advice and help to engage the broader industry in raising awareness of the FPI scheme.


The agreement will commence on 1 November 2018 with the option of extensions.

For further information, contact FPA Australia Communications Manager Tom Bicknell at tom.bicknell@fpaa.com.au or (03) 8892 3132.  Further information on the FPI scheme can also be found at www.fpib.com.au.

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