How does the fire protection industry minimise the risk of fire?
Can members of the public feel safe where they live, work, and play?
What do practitioners do to protect life, property, and the environment?
This September is National Fire Protection Month
During this month we will recognise and celebrate the contribution of fire protection to community safety and acknowledge the great strides made since the Great Fire of London in early September, 1666 – 356 years ago.
The program will be launched by our Patron, Governor-General His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), and we’ll be raising funds for the Fiona Wood Foundation throughout the month.
A series of free events and activities will be held across the country, exploring aspects of fire safety and prompting further discussion about this essential industry.
From electric vehicles to mines to changing regulations to the role of the industry itself, these events will examine fire protection and discuss its importance to the community.
Everyone is welcome, but bookings are essential, so let your family, friends, and colleagues know about what’s going on.
National Fire Protection Month is an ideal opportunity to remind the public that, even though our systems and services may not be at the front of their minds, they are at the front of ours.
Fire Protection: Keeping you safe
Events (subject to change) include:
- 5 September – Sydney – Fire protection: Why do we do what we do?
- 6 September – Brisbane – Alarmed but not alert: Demystifying smoke alarm changes
- 12 September – Melbourne – Lacrosse: What went right?
- 13 September – Hobart – Topic TBC
- 16 September – Canberra – Putting the home fires out: Why fire system maintenance in apartments is essential
- 20 September – Sydney – Find your career in fire protection
- 21 September – Perth – Emissions, equipment, explosions: Fire safety on mine sites
- 22 September – Adelaide – Could Grenfell happen in Adelaide?
- 23 September – Darwin – Protecting those who protect us: Fire safety in defence
- 27 September – Lismore – Slip, slop, safety: Fire protection in short-term accommodation
- 29 September – Townsville – Alarmed but not alert: Demystifying smoke alarm changes
- 2 September – Will my electric vehicle catch fire?
- 6 September – Annual Fire Safety Statements: Who does what?
- 19 September – Managing bushfire risk in a hot summer
- 26 September – Fire protection in NCC 2022
- 28 September – Inferno: Through the eyes of a fire fighter
- 30 September – An update on the work of Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Australia
- 15 September – Adelaide – A live emergency evacuation demonstration
- 13-16 September – 2022 Australian Bushfire Building Conference (an allied event)
For more information please visit: nationalfpmonth.com.au