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Here is our May, 2022, Australian Standards Update and TAC update.

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Missed the Skills and Women in Fire workshops? It’s not too late to do our surveys. Your answers will help FPA Australia to develop strategies and initiatives that will help to plug the skills gap and encourage greater gender diversity. The surveys are accessible through the URLs below.

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CEO's report - May, 2022

Posted on May 17, 2022

In this month’s CEO report, I talk about Fire Australia 2022, our strategic planning process, and developing solutions for skills and gender gaps in the industry. We’re keen to get your input, so please consider filling out one of our short surveys today.

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Fire Australia 2022 ended with two fascinating offsite tours to the Crown Entertainment Complex and the Warringtonfire Australia laboratories. These tours gave attendees an opportunity to look behind the scenes at two impressive locations and to be inspired by cutting-edge testing facilities and innovative fire protection systems.

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Greg Smith joins FPA Australia

Posted on May 10, 2022

On 19 April, 2022, Greg Smith joined the Association as the National Manager, Accreditation and Training. He has taken over management of both the Accreditation and Licensing team and the Training team at an important time for FPA Australia, as we expand the scope of our Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and increase the reach of our Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS).

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FPA Australia Honorary Life Member and former Board Director, Peter Sutherland passed away on 25 March, 2022.

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We’ve wrapped up Fire Australia for another year, packed away the tradeshow and taken a couple of tours of leading facilities. So what happened on day 3?

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Day two of Fire Australia 2022 started with a look at coronial inquiries and smashed avocado and finished with discussions about mental health, positive stories about fire protection, and fire separation.

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This year’s Conference Gala and Awards Dinner marked the second time that the conference dinner hosted the Fire Protection Industry Awards. An array of excellent and inspiring nominations were reviewed by our expert panel of judges, and the winners were congratulated on the night.

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The largest fire protection Conference and Tradeshow in the Southern Hemisphere can always be counted on to reveal the latest products and services from some of Australia's leading suppliers. Fire Australia 2022 showcased the best the industry has to offer, with some of the most innovative fire safety solutions available.

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