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FPA Australia joins the world of Social Networking

FPA Australia has entered the world of Social Networking by launching its Facebook and Twitter sites.

The purpose of both networking mediums is to create further ways for the association to engage its members and people interested in the fire protection industry.

Twitter will be utilised to display real time information and messages as they happen while the Facebook page will offer another avenue for people to extract information relevant to the industry.

We encourage all our members and anyone else with a Facebook or Twitter account to look us up and start following to ensure you remain properly informed.

You will notice we have added links to both sites on the red menu bar above this news item, while widgets have also been added to our website at

Alternatively, check out our Twitter account at or click on the following link to visit our Facebook page

   In this Issue:

Dates for your Diary

• 29 October
NSW Dinner
• November 16-24
AS3959 commences nationally - QLD, NSW, VIC, WA, SA, TAS 
• November (TBA)
ODS & SGG commences nationally - VIC, NSW, SA, WA, QLD
5 November - 7am
VIC Golf Day
• 9 November
QLD Dinner
• 10-12 November
Fire Australia 2010
 • 25 November
FPA Australia AGM - Sydney
 • 5 December
NSW Golf Day

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FPA Australia Directors attend China Fire 2010


FPA Australia President Chris Orr, Treasurer Mike Donegan, and Board Director Rob Llewellyn were invited to attend the recently held China Fire 2010 conference in Beijing.
It was 14th China Fire International Fire Equipment, Technology Conference and Expo, with industry experts from across the globe attending. Click on the 'Read More' link for more information about the conference. (Note: translate to English by clicking tab in top right hand corner of web browser)

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Iconos launch new fire safety products


Iconos has launched a range of new fire protection products which are now available.

Please click on the following link for information on its new Nozzle Hose.

Please click on the following link for information on its new Clamp on Slip Ring. Alternatively visit for more information.

AIRAH to celebrate 90th year with Sydney conference


The Australia Institution of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) is celebrating its 90th Anniversary with a forward looking conference in Sydney in November.
This conference will be the first industry-wide HVAC&R conference held for nearly a decade in Australia. It will be a forum for the exchange of ideas related to all things HVAC&R and provide a glimpse into the future of the industry in Australia.

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Fire Ready ad campaign hits the screen


FireReady televison advertisments will be broadcast across Victoria this summer, with the first of the ad campaign screening for the first time on Wednesday night. Watch the ad by clicking on the image to the right or clicking the read more link.

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Jo Harrison-Ward of FESA wins WA Business Women's Award


Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA) CEO, Jo Harrison-Ward, has won the Telstra WA Business Women’s Award in the White Pages Community and Government category.
Harrison-Ward will now represent Western Australia in the national awards, held in Melbourne on November 11.
Click on the following link and scroll down to the White Pages Community and Government Category to see a bio of Harrison-Ward’s achievements.
For more information on the Telstra Business Awards visit

Commission findings into Black Saturday bushfires to generate enormous interest at Fire Australia 2010


Fire industry leaders from around the world will converge at the Gold Coast Conference & Exhibition Centre in less than a fortnight for Fire Australia 2010.
The annual conference and exhibition is the biggest on the fire calendar, with this year’s event taking place at an opportune time in light of recent findings released by the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission into the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires, which tragically killed 173 people.

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FPA Australia holds information session at CFA Traralgon 


FPA Australia made a presentation to around 40 fire protection service and major industry people in Gippsland last week.
CFA Gippsland hosted the session at the Traralgon CFA Fire Station on Thursday, 21 October, with FPA Australia President Chris Orr, Senior Vice President Glen Talbot and Chief Executive Officer Scott Williams all providing an overview on the changes and revisions occurring within the industry, along with changes to relevant Australia Standards.

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Brooks Australia expands into New Zealand


Brooks Australia continues to expand its Fire Protection, Warning and Evacuation business with the opening Brooks New Zealand.

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Time is running out to register for Fire Australia 2010 / only one booth remaining!

ImageThe Fire Australia 2010 Conference and Exhibition is less than two weeks away and time is quickly running out to REGISTER.
There is also only one remaining exhibition booth available so be quick and snap it up by contacting
Key note speakers from the UK and USA will present on a range of topics surrounding the key theme of Communities and Infrastructure, including Residential Fire Sprinklers and Sustainability.
Please click on the following link to see a profile on all speakers who will attend the three day event, to be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre from November 10-12.
For all other information or to register visit

AS 3959-2009 Seminar Series hits all states in November

ImageThis joint Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council and Fire Protection Association Australia national seminar series will explore the changes introduced to AS 3959-2009 as well the outcomes from the Victorian Royal Commission into the tragic Victorian bushfires of February 2009. It will also discuss the approaches of the Federal Government, Building Code of Australia and Emergency Services. The series will visit Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales and Queensland. Please click here to download the registration flyer or clink the image above.  Further program information will be available shortly.
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