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In This Edition

Dates For Your Diary

SA Breakfast Briefing
Wakefield Hotel
Tuesday 19 June

WA Fire Expo
South Perth Community Centre
Thursday 26 July

Fire Australia 2012
The True Cost of Fire: Life, Property, Environment

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre,
VIC. 14 - 16 November

Visit the Fire Australia Website here

Click Here for Event Information

FPA Australia Rolls Out All New Membership Structure

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) is pleased to announce our updated membership structure that will take effect on July 1, 2012.  

As part of the Association's strategic direction the new membership framework and criteria will now apply to both Organisation and Corporate categories, in order to better reflect our members and the industry. Importantly, the criteria for both Organisation and Corporate memberships has now been changed from annual company turnover to total employee numbers.

FPA Australia Corporate & Organisation members receive a range of benefits including access to CONNECT, Fire Australia Magazine, Learning & Development discounts, discounts on sales centre items, event entry discounts, representation on technical committees, Qantas club discounts, educational vouchers, FPA Australia technical documents and much more.

For full details on the new membership structure click here to download the new FPA Australia Profile or contact one of our friendly membership services team on 1300 731 922.

Bill Lea Recognised with an Australian Fire Service Medal

FPA Australia Director and long-standing Association member William (Bill) Lea has been awarded an Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) as part of the 2012 Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Mr Lea began his firefighting career in 1979 when he joined th
e West Pennant Hills Bush Fire Brigade where he served as Deputy Captain.

He has since served with distinction across every key function of the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and his career also includes service with the NSW Fire Brigade.

In addition to this vast legacy of work Mr Lea is actively involved in the fire protection industry, as both a member of FPA Australia since 2000 and a Director on the Association’s Board since 2010.

 FPA Australia Code of Practice Review

FPA Australia is currently reviewing and updating its Code of Practice. This will ensure that the Code continues to be relevant to members and is highly reflective of the changing nature of the fire protection industry in Australia.
The Code prescribes the principles, standards of behaviour and service delivery requirements of all FPA Australia members. Consultation has begun on the Code’s review to identify areas of the code that require revision.

All FPA Australia members will have an opportunity to provide feedback on the updated Code when a draft version is distributed in coming months. For more information about the Code of Practice review please contact Denise Friend on 03 9890 1544 or email  

FPA Australia's Bob Goninon Gives His 500th Gift Of Life

FPA Australia Learning & Development Specialist Bob Goninon has this month made his 500th donation at the Ringwood Blood Donor Centre.

Bob first became a blood donor in 1970 and has contin
ued to donate regularly ever since. Bob has now given approximately 400 litres, or 2 x 44 gallon drums worth of blood and plasma. He has travelled 137,150 km to attend the blood donor centre and has sat in the donation chair for a total of 95 days.

Approximately 1,500 people have received the lifesaving gift of blood products as a result of Bob's generous donations. FPA Australia would like to congratulate Bob on this incredible ongoing effort to provide this vital gift to the community.

10% Off All FPA Australia Australia Logbooks Until June 30*

Now is your chance to receive a 10% discount on any FPA Australia Maintenance Recording and Reporting Logbooks.

All FPA Australia Logbooks are in accordance with AS 1851 - 2005 Maintenance of Fire Protection Systems & Equipment. Each book comes in multi-colour triplicate format with unique identification numbers on every page for recording purposes. For more information on FPA Australia Logbooks click here.

To take advantage of this limited offer click here to download the FPA Australia order form. For more information email or call 1300 731 922 to speak with our membership services team.

*This price is only available to FPA Australia Corporate members and orders must be placed prior to close of business Friday June 29 2012

WA Fire Expo 2012 - South Perth Community Centre, July 26

On Thursday July 26 the inaugural WA Fire Expo will be held at the South Perth Community Centre.

The WA Fire Expo 2012 will showcase local FPA Australia member's products and services for the fire protection industry and affiliated industries. The expo is also an ideal opportunity to network with colleagues and industry associates.

Entry is free for attendees and exhibitor fees are highly affordable. For information on the WA Fire Expo 2012 click here to download the brochure and registration form or select it from the downloads section above.

Fire Australia Magazine Now Available Online

FPA Australia is proud to announce that Fire Australia Magazine is now available as a digital download to Association members via the CONNECT online resource platform.

Members can access the magazines by selecting the "downloads" tab in CONNECT and then selecting "Fire Australia Magazine"

Selected 2011 and 2012 editions are currently available for download and earlier editions will be added over the coming months. To visit CONNECT now click here.

FPA Australia Learning & Development Department Update

FPA Australia's Learning & Development Department continues to grow with two new appointments over recent months:

Lee Kindler (left) has been appointed as a Technical Writer as the Association updates a number of training materials. Damon Seddon (right) has also been appointed to assist in updating these materials and will later transition into a training role.

In addition to these appointments the Department is currently seeking a permanent qualified trainer/assessor to deliver nationally recognised training.

The role is based in FPA Australia's head office in Melbourne but the successful applicant will be required to travel interstate to tr
ain and assess students. The successful applicant will enjoy the benefits of working in a friendly team that values their experience and knowledge.

Apply by forwarding your CV (including details of units of competency you hold) to Lauren St.Clair, Learning & Development Manager, FPA Australia: or to
view the full job advertisement including prerequisites click here.

Standards Australia May 2012 Sector Updates

The Standards Australia June 2012 Sector Updates are now available including updates on the work of Australian Standards Committees FP-001 through to FP-024. to view the Building & Construction updates page of the Standards Australia website click here. You can also view all the Sector Updates here.

Stay Informed - Australian Construction Industry Forum

FPA Australia is encouraging its members to take advantage of the important information available through the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF).

ACIF facilitates
and supports an active dialogue between the key players in the residential and non-residential building industry. ACIF Members, including FPA Australia, are the most significant Associations in the industry, spanning the entire asset creation process.

ACIF provides an excellent opportunity for FPA Australia members to keep informed of matters affecting the built environment in Australia, thanks to the regular ACIF industry forecasts.

ACIF forecasts anticipate demand across multiple sectors, providing an invaluable resource for businesses to plan effectively. Forecasts are delivered via ACIF’s website, with updates released at ACIF briefings held nationally twice a year. ACIF information is communicated by an enewsletter to more than 5000 decision makers. FPA Australia members can subscribe to the ACIF enewsletter by visiting

Total Facilities Live Conference - Sydney, 19 - 20 July

The Total Facilities Conference is a peer-led professional development event for facility executives to share information, lessons-learned, new perspectives, insights and intelligence about facility management.

The conference covers everything from energy efficiency and sustainability to saving you money through smarter technology and raising revenues by using new and innovative business methods.

Find out more information about the Total Facilities Conference here.

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