FPANZ History

The Fire Protection Association (New Zealand) Inc. is the principal national body representing individuals, companies and organisations involved in all aspects fire protection and fire safety. It currently comprises some 200 plus Member organisations nationally including: fire design engineers; manufacturers and suppliers; contractors involved in installation, testing, inspection, maintenance and monitoring of fire protection systems; evacuation consultants; education and training establishments, firefighting and fire safety.

The Association was incorporated in February 1975 and registered as a charitable entity on 30 June 2008. It is governed by a Board and Council through a national office. It is affiliated to Business NZ and the Construction Industry Council in New Zealand, the National Fire Protection Association in the United States, and the Confederation of Fire Protection Associations – Asia. It also has formal links with Society of Fire Protection Engineers (NZ Chapter) and Institute of Fire Engineers (NZ Branch).