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Enjoy the festive season....


The team at FPA Australia would like to wish all its members and the fire protection community a very happy and safe holiday season.

The National Office will be closed from 3.00pm today,  Friday December 23 until 9.00am Tuesday, January 3.

We look forward to working with you in the New Year and thank you for your support throughout 2011.


 

   In this Issue:

Dates for your Diary


HazMat 2012
Protecting our Community
Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre, Preston, VIC
Wed 9 – Thur 10 May

CLICK HERE for event details...

FPA Australia response to VAGO report

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On 7 December 2011 the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO) released a report on compliance with the Building Act 1993 which identified a range of concerns and recommendations for improvement.
Of particular consequence for the fire protection industry and community is the identified lack of evidence to demonstrate compliance with fire safety standards.

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FPA Australia increases technical advice for members

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Technical Advisory Note TAN01 addresses the issue of simultaneous water flow requirement.
This TAN identifies relevant Australian Standard requirements and provides recommendations for application. It is an example of the members-only document that are now being developed by FPA Australia and its Technical Advisory Committees (TACs), Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and State Committees.
This and future TANs and members-only documents will be made available in future on a secure members-only website. Further information and documentation is planned for 2012.
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Information Bulletin - Use of genuine components: Pre-engineered fire systems

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FPA Australia has produced an Information Bulletin aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of using genuine - i.e original equipment manufacturer (OEM) - components when servicing pre-engineered fire systems.

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Important Announcement - Reproduction of FPA Australia Logbooks/Breach of Copyright ©

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FPA Australia recently became aware of a breach of copyright in relation to the reproduction of some of its logbooks. Please CLICK HERE for an important announcment in relation to this matter.
Also, CLICK HERE for sample page of the MRR 04 Fire Detection Systems, which will assist in identifying FPA Australia logbooks that have copyright applied.

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Full coverage of Fire Australia 2011

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The latest edition of FireTalk newsletter covers the Fire Australia 2011 Conference & Exhibition held in Adelaide last month, including presentation highlights and award winners. To download your copy, click the 'Read More' link.

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Get your latest copy of GasBag

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The latest edition of GasBag is available to download.
The edition features all the latest news for those working with ODS & SGG extinguishing  agents.
To download your copy, click the 'Read More' link.

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Download Spring edition of FireTalk

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The Spring edition of FireTalk Newsletter  is now available to download. Printed copies of the newsletter will be sent out to those members who request them shortly. This edition covers a whole range of issues including a Bushfire Water Spray Systems update; BPAD update; FPA Australia's submission to planning NSW and plenty more.
To download your copy, click the 'Read More' link.

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FPA Australia 2010/2011 Annual Report

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FPA Australia has released the 2010-2011 Annual Report. You can download the report by clicking on the 'Read More' link below or by visiting www.fpaa.com.au.

If you would prefer a hard-copy of the report, please contact FPA Australia National Office on 03 9890 1544 or fpaa@fpaa.com.au.

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