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About Fire Protection Association

Since forming in February 1975 The Fire Protection Association New Zealand (FPANZ) a not for profit member organization is the national body for fire safety that provides information, services and education to the fire protection industry and the community at large. With a mission statement and ongoing focus being.

“To provide a professional forum and be the unified voice of the fire protection industry by drawing on our expertise and collective knowledge to reduce the impact of fire in New Zealand”

FPA New Zealand through the national office as well as a range of technical committees and special interest groups plays a pivotal role in providing authoritative advice and information on all aspects of fire safety and emergency management through a range of services to industry, commerce and the community at large.

It also provides an important forum for bringing together practitioners and professionals who deliver a broad range of fire protection products and services.

One of FPANZ main strengths is its membership base and its extensive diversity. This provides a wide perspective and enables FPA New Zealand to reach and represent all sectors of our industry as well as others with a responsibility for, or interest in ,protecting the community and workplace environments.

The membership of the association includes

  • Fire safety advisors and risk assessors
  • Fire protection installation and maintenance companies
  • Government departments and agencies
  • Suppliers and manufacturers of fire protection equipment
  • Consultants in emergency evacuation procedures
  • Educational organisations
  • New Zealand Fire Service
  • Insurance organisations and risk assessors
  • Building control authorities

Whether you require advice on fire protection needs, fire protection products, service or installation here is why it is important to that you choose to engage a certified FPA New Zealand Member over other providers in the market.

Here are three important reasons to consider:

  1. All FPA New Zealand Members are bound by a stringent and rigorous Code of Ethical Conduct and complaints & disciplinary procedure which relates to their professionalism, behaviour and conduct within the industry.
  2. All FPA New Zealand Members must hold a minimum of $2Million Public and Product Liability insurance and are encouraged to hold Professional Indemnity Insurance.
  3. All FPA New Zealand members and their staff are required under our Code of Ethical conduct to ensure they hold all necessary certification as may be specified and are required to be suitably qualified in all practicing activities.

All FPA New Zealand members meet all of the above requirements as a condition of their membership and ongoing commitment to the Fire Protection Association of New Zealand and its community of stakeholders.

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