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Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board


The Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board (the Board) appointed by the Minister for The Environment, in partnership with the fire protection industry, administers the fire protection division of the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Regulations 1995 (the Regulations) on behalf of the Australian Government.




The functions of the Board include:


  • Identify, promote and support industry 'best practice' activities throughout the fire protection industry.
  • Manage a permit and licensing system to ensure applicants meet minimum standards of competency prior to granting of Extinguishing Agent Handling Licences (EAHLs).
  • Implement effective communication and consultation with the fire protection industry to encourage and facilitate regulatory compliance.
  • Develop and distribute ozone depleting substance and synthetic greenhouse gas (ODS & SGG) learning and assessment resources to support those working in the fire protection industry.
  • Undertake review and audit activities to ensure fire protection industry compliance with the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989 (the Act).


The Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board has recently released their Strategic Plan for 2012-2017:


To download a copy of the Strategic Plan click here



Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board Members:


Chris Orr- Brooks (Chair)

Scott Williams- FPA Australia

Barry Lee OAM- Lee Fire Management

Garry Kwok- Tyco Fire and Security

Brett Staines- Chubb Fire and Security

Ray Walton- Kidde Aerospace and Defence Pty Ltd

Vic Percival- Lateral Fire Design

Carlos Santin- Executive Officer - Ozone Protection

Rachel Short - Department of the Environment (Observer)

Nola Sloan - Department of the Environment (Observer) 


How do I contact the Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board?


Executive Officer - Ozone Protection

Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board

PO Box 1049

Box Hill Vic 3128

T 1300 731 922

T 03 8892 3131

F 03 8892 3132




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