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'FireSignals' announced as new name of FPA Australia e-newsletter

FireSignals is the winning entry of FPA Australia’s e-newsletter naming competition, replacing FireWire as the title of the association’s first ever electronic communication.
It was decided to change the name of FireWire due to a clash with one of our members current newsletters, and we handed it over to you to come up with the new title.
Alex de Waal of First 5 Minutes, a Corporate Platinum member of FPA Australia, has picked up the free Village Cinema Gold Class double pass for suggesting FireSignals.
FireSignals will continue to be sent out on a fortnightly basis, aimed at more frequently keeping you informed of news from within the fire protection industry and other information that may be of interest.

Meanwhile, FPA Australia would like to remind members that if you are performing or supervising fire protection work in Queensland, you are required to hold an Occupational Licence.
To determine if you require a licence, phone the Queensland Building Services Authority on 1300 272 272 or visit
FPA Australia can help assist you to obtain units of competency or qualifications for certain licences, for more information contact
Even if do not reside in Queensland, but are contracted to perform work in the state, you still need to hold the relevant licence.

Finally, If there is anything you would like to see in FireSignals, please contact  Mark Murray, FPA Australia Communications Coordinator, at 

   In this Issue:

Dates for your Diary

• 14 September
• 23 September 
WA Dinner
• 8 October
TAS Dinner
• 11 October
AS3959 commences nationally - QLD, NSW, VIC, WA, SA, TAS
• 20 October
• 5 November - 7am
VIC Golf Day
• 10-12 November
Fire Australia 2010
 • 25 November
FPA Australia AGM - Sydney

CLICK HERE for event details...

FPA Australia seeks representatives for FP-002

ImageFPA Australia is currently seeking a User / Consumer representative for the Standards Australia Committee – FP-002 Fire Detection and Alarm Systems. FPA Australia has a co-operation agreement with Standards Australia to provide representation on the Standards Australia Fire Protection (FP) Committees, which develop the Australian Standards for fire protection.
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Dicker appointed new head of the Victorian Bushfires Reconstruction and Recovery Authority

ImageFORMER Hawthorn Football Club president Ian Dicker is the new head of the Victorian Bushfires Reconstruction and Recovery Authority.
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Draft now available for Standard DR10029 CP - Planning for emergencies in facilities


Standards Australia currently has a draft of Standard DR10029 CP – Planning for emergencies in facilities, available on their website

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Tasmanian Burns Unit puts $15,000 donation to good use

ImageThe Tasmanian Burns Unit at the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) has already put a $15, 000 donation, made possible by the generosity of FPA Australia members, to good use.
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The AFAC/Bushfire CRC Conference approaching fast

ImageThe AFAC/Bushfire CRC Conference will be staged from 8-10 September 2010 at the Darwin Convention Centre, Australia.
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Exhibition booths  at Fire Australia 2010 almost full 

Only a small number of exhibition booths remain available at the Fire Australia 2010 Conference & Exhibition.
Exhibitors at the largest fire safety convention on the Australian calendar can expect to benefit enormously from having their business present over the three day event, to be held on the Gold Coast from November 10-12.
We were recently successful in expanding the exhibition to include extra booths, with one 3x3metre booth and a handful of  2x2metre booths still available.
The smaller booths offer a very competitive price to attract those wishing to have a presence without necessarily displaying large products. Click on the 'Read More' link for more information and to be directed to the Fire Australia 2010 website.

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FPA Australia saddened by passing of Honorary Life Member


FPA Australia has been deeply saddened by the recent passing of Chris Baxter.
Chris was a past president of the Australian Fire Protection Association (AFPA) from 1981-83, and is an Honorary Life Member of the association. We pass on our condolences to the Baxter family and acknowlede the enormous contribution he made to the fire protection industry. 

New FPA Australia Corporate Qantas Club Scheme


FPA Australia is now offering current and all new members the chance to enter its Corporate Qantas Club Scheme.

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Advertising now available in FireSignals
ImageAdvertising opportunities are available in FireSignals.
Please click on the ‘read more’ link for your copy of the FireSignals media kit and advertising information.  Alternatively, you can contact Mark Murray, Communications Coordinator, on 03 98901544 or
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