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Bushfire Water Spray Systems Update

In December 2011 Standards Australia released draft Australian Standard DR AS 5414 – Bushfire Water Spray Systems with public comment submissions closing on 8 February 2012.

Following the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre’s research report found a strong influence of the presence of sprinkler systems on house survival. The Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission (the Commission) heard evidence from a number of lay witnesses who gave accounts of the role sprinklers played in protecting their properties; some witnesses gave positive accounts whilst others spoke of sprinkler failures.

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   In this Issue:

Dates for your Diary

Network Luncheon - Darren Cook, Qantas
VIC  NSW  QLD
Tue 27 - Thu 29 March

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

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 Network Luncheon - Darren Cook, Qantas AirSafety

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Following on from Darren's informative and engaging presentation at Fire Australia 2011 a series of network luncheons will further explore the maintenance challenges faced and overcome by the aviation industry.

It also provides an excellent opportunity to engage and network with industry colleagues and peers in an informal environment.

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 Learning & Development Workshops

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Refresher Training & Assessment Workshops

FPA Australia is providing refresher training and assessment sessions in PRM20406 Certificate II in Asset Maintenance (Fire Protection Equipment).

WA: 27 Feb - 2 Mar
VIC: 5 - 9 Mar
SA: 19 - 23 Mar

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 Hazmat Announces International Keynote Speaker

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Hazmat 2012: Protecting our Community, has just confirmed an international keynote speaker for the conference.

Richard Martin, Federal On-Scene Coordinator, US Environmental Protection Agency will provide case studies and valuable insight into the worlds leading authority on chemical disaster management.

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 Sales Centre Update

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New 2012 NFPA Codes and Standards now available!

FPA Australia Sales Centre has all new and updated 2012 NFPA Publications in stock now. Get upto date with the latests NFPA Codes and standards including...

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 Updated State Committees

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FPA Australia State Divisional Committees recently held their Annual General Meetings, a result of which was the re-election of the committee members and executive committee.

Read More for a full list of committee members in your state.

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 FPA Australia Supports Total Facilities Live

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Manage your Facility Smarter

Total Facilities Live comprises four events under one roof, all focused on helping you run your facility smoother, cleaner and more cost-efficiently. It's the ultimate destination for all your purchasing and professional development needs.

Announcing the first of four FREE Keynote presentations...

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