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Fire Action Week 2010 launched

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) is encouraging everyone to get involved in Fire Action Week 2010 and prepare for the approaching fire season.

Fire Action Week 2010 will run from October 10-17 and centres around a host of community events that focus on the need for forming effective fire plans and making sure properties are prepared for the summer months.

FPA Australia members and interested parties are encouraged to visit the interactive calendar of events at the Country Fire Authority (CFA) website at www.cfa.vic.gov.au/fireactionweek.htm  for more information on how you can get involved in the week.

“It is vital that all Victorians and other Bushfire prone areas around the country show due diligence in preparing their homes for the upcoming fire season,” FPA Australia CEO, Mr Scott Williams, said.

“Victoria is one of the most fire-prone areas anywhere in the world, so it’s imperative home-owners educate themselves on how to best prepare in the event of fire.

“Fire Action Week 2010 is a wonderful initiative by the Victorian Government and we urge everyone to make use of the many products and services available to help plan for their individual fire risk” Williams said.

This is the second annual Fire Action Week, which was created last year following the Black Saturday bushfires in February of 2009.

Victorians will receive an open letter from Victorian Premier, Mr John Brumby, this week in a bid to make them better prepared in the event of bushfire.

The Government is also expected to announce new fire season changes throughout the week.

Fore more information on Fire Action Week 2010 visit  www.cfa.vic.gov.au/fireactionweek.htm.

To download a 'Fire Ready' kit visit www.cfa.vic.gov.au/firesafety/bushfire/firereadykit.htm or click on the image above. 

   In this Issue:

Dates for your Diary

• 19 October
Workshop - Operation & Testing of Fire Panels - Tasmania
• 20 October
NSW AGM
• 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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Fire Action Week 2010 starts with a call to prepare early

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Victorian Premier John Brumby has issued a call to action to all Victorians to work together to be fire ready this summer. 
Mr Brumby, Emergency Services Minister Bob Cameron, and Environment Minister Gavin Jennings were joined by fire agencies and the Fire Services Commissioner Craig Lapsley, to launch Fire Action Week 2010.
Please click on the following link or the above video to watch Mr Brumby launching Fire Action Week. You will also find a release issued by the Premier on Fire Action Week 2010.

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FPA Australia appoints new Chief Technical Officer

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FPA Australia has made another significant appointment with Matthew Wright joining the team as Chief Technical Officer (CTO).
Matthew commenced as CTO at FPA Australia's national office in Melbourne today (October 11).

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October marks the 13th anniversary of the passing of one of the most influential figures within the fire protection industry, Mr Harry Marryatt. Marryatt was a world leader within the industry and left a huge imprint on a national and global level with some of his theories on fire protection.

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Euan Ferguson appointed new Victorian fire chief

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The Country Fire Authority (CFA)has appointed Euan Ferguson as its new Chief Officer.
Ferguson will take up the position from November 15..

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Former Australian of the Year, Professor Fiona Wood, has been announced the official Patron of the Western Australia State Committee of FPA Australia.

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Fire Australia 2010 is shaping up to be the biggest yet and it’s only just around the corner, with less than a month until the conference on the sunny Gold Coast. Register today by visiting www.fireaustralia.com.au.
Click on the 'Read More' link for more information about the conference.

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Do your bit for the Centre for Children’s Burns Research – call for donations and/or auction items

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Traditionally the Fire Australia conference dinner is used as a means to raise funds for a local charity through raffles, auctions and other activities.
Last year the conference dinner raised $15,000 for the Royal Hobart Hospital Burns Unit.
This year the chosen charity is the Centre for Children’s Burns Research at the Royal Children’s Hospital Brisbane.

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The McComb Foundation of WA launches 'Challenge of Burns Appeal'

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The McComb Foundation of WA – the primary support organisation for the world-renowned Burns Service of Western Australia (BSWA) – is excited to be launching its ‘Challenge of Burns Appeal’.
The Appeal is designed to ensure the Service’s integral research arm, which previously delivered the revolutionary “spray on skin” treatment to burns victims, can be expanded in order to deliver further benefits to a wider number of patients than ever before.
The Burns Challenge Ball will be held in Perth on Saturday, October 23. Please click here for a copy of the invitation.
For more information on the Challenge of Burns Appeal and how you can help, please visit www.mccomb.org.au

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NSW & QLD State Divisional Committee's 50 Year Anniversary Dinner's confirmed

ImageNew South Wales and Queensland are the latest State Divisional Committee's of FPA Australia to confirm dates for their respective 50 Year Anniversary Dinners, following the lead of Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania.

Please click here for your invitation and more information on the NSW dinner.
Pleaseclick here for your invitation and more information on the QLD dinner.
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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 mark.murray@fpaa.com.au
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