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FPA Australia & Fiona Wood Foundation announce new partnership

Posted on : Monday, 12 February 2018

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) and the Fiona Wood Foundation are pleased to announce a new partnership between the two organisations.


The Fiona Wood Foundation will now become FPA Australia's Official Charity Partner, and the Association will dedicate the proceeds of all its charity fundraising activity to support the Foundation's lifesaving work to improve the treatment and quality of life of burns patients.


Professor Fiona Wood AM will become an official ambassador for FPA Australia, promoting and contributing to the Association's work to improve the fire safety of the community.


"FPA Australia works to improve the safety of Australians from fire, but unfortunately an average of 82 Australians still die each year from fire-related causes, and many more are injured," said FPA Australia CEO Scott Williams.


"The Fiona Wood Foundation is at the leading edge of research and treatment of burns patients, and we are extremely pleased to be able to support the life-saving work the Foundation does."


The two organisations have had an informal relationship for nearly a decade, and the new partnership formalises that arrangement.


"Both organisations share a common goal to minimise the harm caused by fire, and it's a privilege for us to have the Association's support, and the opportunity to work together," said Professor Wood.


"The work FPA Australia does to reduce loss of life and injury due to fire is extremely important. I would love for the Association's work to put me out of a job because no Australians are injured by fire anymore."


Watch a video of the announcement with Scott Williams and Fiona Wood below.

FPA Australia-Fiona Wood Foundation partnership video