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Fire Australia 2010 hailed as best yet

The Fire Australia 2010 Conference and Exhibition, held at the Gold Coast Conference and Exhibition Centre last week, was one of the most successful yet.

The conference offered people from within the fire protection industry the chance to not only listen to industry experts from across the globe, but experience one of the largest exhibitions ever held.

Fire Australia returned to a three day format this year, giving the 49 exhibition booths on display greater scope to showcase a number of new and innovative products.

I would like to thank the sponsors of the conference. It is through our sponsors that we are able to protect the events reputation as being the leading fire protection conference in Australia.

Our major sponsors for 2010 were Trend Windows & Doors and Smoke Control Systems, both specialists in passive fire protection and smoke control measures for modern construction standards.

We also recognise Wormald for again sponsoring the conference dinner; the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities sponsoring the registration brochure; Pertronic Industries for both our satchels and conference program; Prime Pumps for the CD of proceedings; Firecheck Consultants for our note pads and pens and Simplex as name badge and lanyard sponsor.

Special thanks must also go to all the speakers, delegates and exhibitors for supporting Fire Australia 2010.

I would also like to pay tribute to the Fire Australia conference committee for all their hard work in setting up the event, and to the staff of FPA Australia and IFE Australia who assisted throughout the conference.

Yours faithfully,

Scott Williams
CEO, FPA Australia.

   In this Issue:

Dates for your Diary

• November 16-24
AS3959 commences nationally - QLD, NSW, VIC, WA, SA, TAS 
 • 25 November
FPA Australia AGM - Sydney
 • 3 December
NSW Golf Day

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Almost 400 delegates enjoy jam packed program at Fire Australia 2010


Around 400 delegates and almost 50 exhibitors converged at the Gold Coast Conference and Exhibition Centre last week for Fire Australia 2010.
The reaction from attendees following the event, recognised as the best fire related conference and exhibition in Australia, has been overwhelmingly positive.
Many new innovations were trialled this year, including a feedback line giving people the ability to send their suggestions via text message throughout the three days.

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Fire Australia 2010 gains national exposure through the ABC and Channel 9


The Fire Australia 2010 Conference and Exhibition recieved unprecedented exposure through mainstream media networks Channel 9 Gold Coast and the ABC.
For ABC coverage, which was broadcast nationally through ABC1, CLICK HERE and be sure to follow the video link.
For Channel 9 Gold Coast coverage, CLICK HERE.

Vic State Committee annual Victorian Golf Day raises $5000 for Burns Unit


The annual Victorian Golf Day was held on Friday, November 5 at the Ivanhoe Golf Course, with 28 teams teeing off to compete.
The Swinburne University/CSIRO team, comprising of George Ulehla, Alex Webb, Christopher Preston and Peter Haggar, were victorious on the day with an incredible net score of 48.1.
The Victorian State Divisional Committee of FPA Australia would like to thank their sponsors and players alike for again participating in the event. It was also announced that $5000 of the proceeds raised for the day will be donated to the Burns Unit of the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.

National President gives insight into FPA Australia at Xtralis conference


FPA Australia president Chris Orr made a presentation at the Xtralis Asia Pacific Conference in Queensland last week.
Orr was invited to give an overview of FPA Australia and expanded on our technical and educational structure in front of around 150 people at the conference, held at the Sofitel on the Gold Coast.
FPA Australia CEO, Scott Williams, and Senior Vice President, Glenn Talbot, were also in attendance.

Rains boosted fuel loads, new fire chief warns


VICTORIANS must remain vigilant to the threat of bushfires, despite the cool and wet spring, the Country Fire Authority's new chief officer Euan Ferguson has warned.

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AS 3959-2009 Seminar Series to conclude in NSW and Queensland

ImageThe AS 3959-2009 Seminar Series is in full swing having already been completed in  Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania. The last of the series, which gives an overview pf the changes introduced to AS 3959 - Construction of Buildings in Bushfire Prone Areas, will visit NSW on Tuesday, November 23 and conclude in Queensland on Wednesday, November 24. Please click here to download the registration flyer or click the image above.
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