New Records Set

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Second Year Record

The Fire Australia Conference and Tradeshow – the premier event in fire and life safety – was a record breaking success, raising $27,000 for the Fiona Wood Foundation at their annual Charity Dinner. The event held in May this year at the Convention Centre Sydney saw the most delegates, exhibitors, tradeshow attendees and sponsors than any other event previously, according to the Fire Protection Association Australia (FPAA).

The fire and life safety event saw an extremely high calibre of speakers this year, including David Fyfe who sits on the Board of the Fiona Wood Foundation. David works as an Executive Manager at Western Power, in the utilities sector and has operated in senior management roles across varied environments. He is a graduate of the Institute of Company Directors and a Member of the Institute of Engineers Australia.

David is also a survivor of the 2002 Bali bombings which claimed the lives of over 200 people including 88 Australians. He was significantly burned among several other injuries, and was treated by the staff at the Royal Perth Hospital under the leadership of Fiona Wood. Having been a recipient of the “spray on skin” technology, David is passionate about the research that the Foundation undertakes, which makes him a valuable keynote and motivational speaker at events such as the Fire Australia Conference and Tradeshow.

Key industry professionals from across Australia and overseas presented at comprehensive conference streams, panel discussions and technical tradeshows, and participated in networking opportunities across the 3 days, culminating with the dinner held on the 4th May.

There are terrific synergies between the FPAA and the Foundation, and we are looking forward to future collaboration with the FPAA. If you are interested in becoming involved in the 2018 event, which will be held in Brisbane, head to Fire Australia’s website at

FPAA Charity Dinner, 4 May 2017 with guest speaker David Fyfe

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