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Merry Christmas from all at FPA Australia

FPA Australia would like to wish its members and the fire protection community a very Merry Christmas, and a safe and happy New Year.

Please be advised that the national office at FPA Australia will be closed from COB Friday, December 24 until Tuesday, January 4, 2011.

FPA Australia enjoyed a successful 2010 period and hopes to further advance its primary aim of promoting the protection of life, assets and the environment from fire and other emergencies in 2011, through excellence in education and representation.

You can view FPA Australia's recent Annual Report by Clicking here.

The year 2010 was a significant one with the association celebrating its 50th Anniversary and enjoying growth across many different areas.

FPA Australia enjoyed many different activities and changes and hopes to continue that development in 2011.

On behalf of all staff at FPA Australia, we wish you a safe and prosperous New Year. 

   In this Issue:

Dates for your Diary

 • February 2011
AS3745 – 2010 Planning for Emergencies in Facilities National Seminar Series -
 • February 2011
Ozone Depleting Substances and Synthetic Greenhouse Gases 2011 Learning & Development National Seminar Series -

CLICK HERE for event details...

New training and assessment fee structure set for 2011


FPA Australia is about to launch a new fee structure for its training and assessment services.
The new structure, which will take effect from January 1, 2011.

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Leanne Grocott wins inaugural Ron Coffey Award


FPA Australia would like to congratulate Leanne Grocott on winning the inaugural Ron Coffey Award for Academic Excellence in Bushfire Planning and Design.

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MFB CEO, Graham Fountain, resigns


Following allegations made by a former employee, MFB CEO and Chief Officer Graham Fountain tendered his resignation last week, which was accepted by the President of the Board, Neil Comrie.

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Bill Lea and Alf Pelliccione recieve Meritorious Service Awards


Bill Lea and Alf Pelliccione have received FPA Australia Meritorious Service Award for their outstanding contribution to the fire protection industry.
While FPA Australia's 20, 30 and 40 Year Service Awards recognise personal contributions over a substantial length of time, the Meritorious Service Award recognises individuals who make a standout contribution regardless of the length of their service to the association.
FPA Australia would like to congratulate both Bill and Alf on their Meritorious Service Awards.
A more comprehensive feature on all FPA Australia awards, including the Meritorious Service, A.V Viscogliosi, Ron Coffey and Fire Australia 2010 Award winners, will be included in the next edition of the FireTalk Newsletter in early 2011.

Position Open: Learning & Development Specialist


FPA Australia is looking for a highly capable Learning & Development Specialist to join their team in this newly created full-time permanent role. The incumbent will be responsible for the delivery and assessment of units of competency listed on the FPA Australia scope of registration. This person will also be responsible for providing specialist training and assessment advice to FPA Australia members and industry representatives. Click on the 'Read More' link for the job advertisement.

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Follow FPA Australia on Twitter/Facebook


You can now follow FPA Australia on Twitter at or check out the Facebook page at

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