Purpose

The Fire Protection Association plays a pivotal role in providing advice and information on all aspects of fire protection and safety topics through a range of services to the industry, FPANZ members and the wider community.

Training and Seminars

FPANZ liaises with a number of training organisations, manufacturers, suppliers and industry specialists both in New Zealand and globally to bring training and development seminars to its members.

The investment in ongoing training provides industry members with a continued process for improved knowledge and up skilling of the industry workforce. We are seeing increasing demand for FPANZ to provide seminars and training workshops. Working closely with all members of the FPANZ we have further ideas and topics will be added to this area.

Industry Communications

FPANZ Communications Department is responsible for producing the monthly FPANZ Member Newsletter along with two Fire NZ Industry Magazines per year.
The Communications Department also oversees development and delivery of all FPANZ external communications, including media releases and important announcements and is also responsible for the ongoing enhancement of the FPANZ website www.fireprotection.org.nz, as well as related sites and social media channels.

The Department is tasked with the responsibility of providing members with the most interesting, relevant and up-to-date information on the fire protection industry, both nationally and globally and representing members interests in the community.

FPANZ Events

The FPANZ Events Department aims to educate industry members and the broader community by delivering current information on all matters relevant to the fire protection industry and related industries.

FPANZ events cover a wide range of industry related topics and feature highly engaging speakers to enable attendees to stay up-to-date and meet continuous professional development requirements.

These events include an annual national conference “FireNZ” with seminars that provide ideal forums to meet and socialise with industry members and key stakeholders.

Combined with the “FireNZ” national conference, we facilitate an ever-growing trade display section. This enables suppliers and manufacturers of products and services to showcase to a wide range of people, from field staff, engineers, consultants and to end clients. The trade displays continue to be well received by the industry, whereby they get to talk face-to-face with a number of suppliers and view their products in one convenient location.

Special Interest Groups

FPANZ has formed the following special interest groups (SIGs) to increase the level of member services:

  • Alarm and Sprinkler Contractors Group
  • Passive Fire Protection Group
  • Evacuation Consultants Group
  • Hand Operated Fire Fighting Equipment Group

Membership of these groups is open to Individual, Corporate & Organisation members who are able to demonstrate a professional connection to the work of the
particular group. Their purpose is to provide a forum for members to raise issues and concerns to bring together FPANZ members with allied interests, keeping them up to date and improve the flow of industry-specific information to and from members.

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