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BRISBANE STAKEHOLDER FORUM 

8 July 2017 

On 7th July, a Stakeholder Forum was held in Brisbane.  The aim of the forum was to bring gaseous fire suppression system experts together to provide an overview of the licencing system, current and future directions for scheduled gases and an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.

The forum included the following topics:

  • Overview of the Fire Protection Industry Board and the licensing system
  • HFC (e.g. FM200) phasedown
  • What licence do I need to ensure compliance with the legislation?
  • Modern system design techniques
  • What does the future of gas suppression systems look like?

The Stakeholder Forum was a success and was attended by members from the Queensland fire protection industry, facility managers and representatives from Government.  It was also an opportunity for the Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board members to participate in conversations with industry representatives and be informed of current issues.

NEW FIRE PROTECTION INDUSTRY (ODS & SGG) BOARD APPOINTED

9 December 2016

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) was reappointed to continue to facilitate services for the Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board (the Board) through a service agreement with the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy until 31 October 2018.

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GLOBAL SUCCESS FOR AUSTRALIA LED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY

19 October 2016

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) would like to congratulate the Australian Government on its key role in securing the recent international agreement to reduce hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions by 85 per cent at the Montreal Protocol meeting held in Kigali, Rwanda last week.

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FPA AUSTRALIA SECURES FIRE PROTECTION INDUSTRY BOARD TENDER

11 October 2016

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) is pleased to announce it has been successful in the tender process to continue to facilitate services for the Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board (the Board) for the next two years through a service agreement with the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy.

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PUBLIC SERVICE MEDAL FOR PATRICK MCINERNEY

31 August 2016

FPA Australia would like to congratulate Mr Patrick McInerney, Director of international ozone protection and synthetic greenhouse gas policy for Australia's Department of the Environment and Energy. Mr McInerney, who was in the 2016 Queen's birthday honours, received the Federal Public Service Medal for outstanding public service for his role in the protection of the ozone layer and the climate system.

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FIRE PROTECTION TECHNICIANS TRANSITION AS PART OF LICENSING MILESTONE 

15 December 2015

The Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board (the Board) has successfully transitioned the vast majority of experienced fire protection technicians who handle scheduled extinguishing agents, to an Extinguishing Agent Handling Licence (EAHL) - Qualified Persons (Entitlement 1-5).

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