The Special Interest Groups managed by FPA Australia have been
formed to achieve the following goals:
- Provide a forum to bring together FPA Australia members with
allied interests, keeping them up to date and facilitating
communication between these members on technical, standards,
regulatory, safety and community safety issues.
- Develop relationships and links to industry and
- Improve the flow of industry-specific fire safety information
to all members.
Membership of Special Interest Groups is open to all FPA
Australia members (excluding Associate) who are able to demonstrate
a professional contribution to the group through knowledge and
expertise that is relative to the group's focus.
Each SIG meets at least once per year, usually in Melbourne or
Sydney. These meetings are often held via teleconference as well as
face-to-face. All costs associated with travel and accommodation
are met by the participant or their employer.
The current Special Interest Groups are outlined below:
Covers fire protection for the aviation industry.
Inspectors & Certifiers (IC/SIG)
Covers the independent inspection and certification of fire
protection systems both after installation and for essential
services annual reporting.
Covers fire safety for commercial and recreational vessels,
marinas and other maritime assets.
Residential Fire Protection (RFP/SIG)
Covers assisting in the education of the broader community on
new fire safety legislation and other relevant documents that
affect fire protection in residential accommodation.
Established to address sustainability from a fire protection
perspective. This SIG covers issues including sustainability in
terms of life, property, environment, business, health and amenity,
and community; The effect of energy efficiency measures on the fire
safety of buildings and Sustainability in the manufacture,
installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire protection
systems and equipment.
For further information on any of the Special Interest Groups,