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Fire Australia 2011 to
focus on education and maintenance 

Fire Australia 2011, to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from November 16-18, will focus on the essentials of the fire protection industry: education and maintenance.

By exploring the current teaching and training practices across Australia, the industry can identify the short falls, leading the way to improved methodologies and paradigms.
The ongoing maintenance methodologies will also be scrutinized in light of new equipment and technologies, as well as industry and client requirements. This will help pave the way to continued efficiency and robust practices, ensuring confidence across the industry.

The Call for Papers will be released shortly, inviting industry specialists to put forward topics of interest for inclusion in the conference program.

Presentations covering other topics of interest will also be considered.

The Adelaide Convention Centre will house all aspects of the conference and exhibition, including the social functions. An exhibition supporting over 60 booths will showcase a wide cross section of the industry’s products and services. A brochure detailing the booths and a wide range of sponsorship opportunities will be available shortly.

To express your interest, and to ensure you received a copy of the prospectus, email your details to

Call for Papers and Sponsorship & Exhibition brochures will soon be available on the Fire Australia 2011 website

   In this Issue:

Dates for your Diary

 RFSA Conference 2011 | Facing the Challenges Together
Coffs Harbour, NSW - 17-19 June

Victorian Charity Dinner
Friday, July 22

Security 2011 Exhibition & Conference
Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, 24 - 26 August 

AFAC Conference 2011
Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, 29 August - 1 September

Fire Australia 2011
Adelaide Convention Centre 16-18 November

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FPA Australia commences Training and Assesment Workshops


In early June this year FPA Australia piloted the very first Training and Assessment Workshop in Adelaide.

The 10 participants already had some experience in the Fire Protection Industry, but wanted to achieve their Certificate 2 in Asset Maintenance (Fire Protection Equipment) quickly.

Brooke Batley, the qualified Trainer and Assessor, provided a refresher workshop focusing on the application of the appropriate Australian Standards, and undertook assessment of the 10 participants to enable them to qualify.

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First 5 Minutes celebrates 25 years


First 5 Minutes has announced it is celebrating 25 years of promoting safety and reducing risk in residential and workplace environments.

The company trains over 350,000 people each year, imparting the relevant knowledge and skills required for wardens and emergency control organisation (ECO) personnel to carry out their duties and deal competently with emergency situations.

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Position Statement - Selection of Residential Smoke Alarms


FPA Australia, after considerable consultation, has produced an official position statement in relation to the selection of residential smoke alarms.

Over the many years there has been much discussion about the different types of smoke alarms and their application. The attached document has been released to provide direction and makes a clear recommendation as to the most suitable smoke alarm in a residential application.
Click on the 'Read More' link to view the document.

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Over $19,500 raised for the Queensland Children's Medical Research Institute


More than $19,500 raised from the Fire Australia 2010 Conference Dinner was presented to the Queensland Children’s Medical Research Institute in Brisbane last week.

FPA Australia CEO, Scott Williams, made the presentation to QCMRI Director, Roy Kimble, and Senior Researcher, Margit Kempf, at the Burns Unit on Friday, June 3.

The QCMRI aims to improve the lives of children and adolescents through high quality, innovative research. They have several research focus areas, including Burns, Trauma and the Critically Ill, which the significant donation of $19,590 would be going towards.

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Register for Certificate 2 in Asset Maintenance Workshops


If you are interested in enrolling in FPA Australia's  NSW Certificate 2 in Asset Maintenance (Fire Protection Equipment) Workshop in Sydney, scheduled for late July, or adding your name to a waitlist for your State, please contact FPA Australia's Learning and Development team at or call 1300 731 922.

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Security 2011 Exhibition to showcase latest industry innovations


FPA Australia will be present at the Security 2011 Exhibition and Conference to be held from August 24-26 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Now in its 26th year, Security 2011 Exhibition, organised by Diversified Exhibitions Australia, features an extensive exhibition and seminar program, showcasing the latest in security technologies, training and know-how.

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Be vigilant this winter


More home fires occur during winter than at any other time of the year and the majority of these are preventable. MFB and CFA are calling on all Victorians to be vigilant this winter. The theme of this year’s Winter Fire Safety Campaign is: Keep Fire Out Of Your Home This Winter – Be Vigilant.

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CFS, SES volunteers on decline


VOLUNTEER numbers in the state's fire and emergency services have declined.
The SA Fire and Emergency Services Commission 2009-10 annual report, was tabled in Parliament earlier this week.

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Bushfire safety cost $970m


MAKING Victoria safer from bushfires is expected to cost almost $970 million. The price-tag has risen after the Government put forward initiatives including new CFA amenities, identifying 171 neighbourhood safer places to provide shelter in the event of fires, and a $5 million voluntary buyback scheme for farmers with bushfire-damaged land.

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CPSISC National Conference to be held in Melbourne


CPSISC is holding its National Conference in Melbourne at the Crown Conference Centre on 29-30 August 2011. The theme for this year’s conference is The Future Workforce.

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Include your fire protection issue in Fire Australia Magazine


Editorial contributions for the Winter edition of Fire Australia are closing soon. If you have a topical fire protection issue that you would like covered in the magazine, send it in to
Editorial submission guidelines can be found by clicking the 'Read More' link. 

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Low advertising rates in FireSignals
ImagePlease 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
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