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President's Report - March, 2021

Posted on March 26, 2021

The fire protection needs to focus on addressing ongoing skills shortages, if it is to continue to be a viable, sustainable industry.

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FPA Australia has written to the Queensland Government and other politicians to express serious concerns about the ability of the fire protection industry to comply with new requirements and the potential risk a shortfall in practitioners will pose to community safety.  

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Simple, but well-considered designs are often the most effective options for housing in bushfire-prone areas.  

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WA Government planning regulations have been amended to make development approvals easier, but bushfire-prone projects are not exempted.

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The use of PFAS firefighting foam for training and demonstrations has been restricted and further bans will commence in September, 2022.   

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The latest update on the implementation of the Building Confidence Report was released by the ABCB in December.

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Changes to the fire protection licensing framework commence on 1 May, 2021, but their potential implications for the industry are still uncertain.

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Practitioners wishing to be licensed/registered under the Victorian Building Authority's new restricted classes for the routine servicing of fire protection equipment have until 31 July, 2021, to complete the process.

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Former Federal Education Minister Jenny Macklin has proposed changes to the training sector to improve the skills of Victoria’s workforce.

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The fire protection industry is facing a significant amount of change, but the pace of change is generally being dictated by external events.

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