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Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board


About the Board                                                                                                  

Ozone LogoThe Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board (the Board) appointed by the Minister for the Environment and Energy, 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:


  • Identification, promotion and support of 'best practice' activities throughout the fire protection industry.
  • Management of the permit and licensing system to ensure applicants meet minimum standards of competency prior to granting of Extinguishing Agent Handling Licences (EAHL's) and Extinguishing Agent Trading Authorisations (EATA's).
  • Implementation of effective communication and consultation with the fire protection industry to encourage and facilitate regulatory compliance.
  • Development and distribution of ozone depleting substance and synthetic greenhouse gas (ODS & SGG) learning and assessment resources to support those working in the fire protection industry.
  • Undertaking 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 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

Bob Grieve - Delta Fire Australasia Pty Ltd

Daniel Wilson - Kidde Australia

Elvira Nigido - A-Gas Australia 

Rachel Short - Department of the Environment and Energy (Observer)

Craig Watson - Department of the Environment and Energy (Observer) 

Executive Officer - Ozone Protection



- Be proactive, not reactive - follow the Regulations and avoid the penalties -