IFE Australia Conference and the largest ever AFAC conference and exhibition to take place in Melbourne

Australasia’s largest and most comprehensive IFE/AFAC and emergency management conference and exhibition will reach new heights with AFAC19 powered by INTERSCHUTZ promising to be the largest yet.

Please don’t forget to ensure you register through the IFE Conference to get your CPD points by clicking on the IFE Conference selection on the Welcome to the AFAC19 Registration Page. This also entitles you to visit the exhibition and AFAC Conference.
To Register Click:  https://hannoverfairs.eventsair.com/afac19/registration

Taking place on the 27-30 August at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the exhibition will be the largest in the event’s history, with over 12,000 sqm of gross floorspace, a third bigger than the record breaking 2017 Sydney exhibition.

The host agencies for 2019 are Country Fire Authority, Emergency Management Victoria, Forest Fire Management Victoria – Department of Environment Land Water and Planning, Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board, Parks Victoria and the Victoria State Emergency Service.

Over 3,500 attendees are expected to participate in AFAC19 which will start with the Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC Research Forum on day one. Days two and three will feature the multi-streamed AFAC Conference, which includes the Australian Disaster Resilience Conference.

The trade exhibition will showcase 200 global emergency management equipment and solutions providers. Equipment on display ranges from vehicles, pumps and engines through to PPE, communications and technology solutions and then on to solutions as diverse as disaster relief equipment and drone technology. The exhibition will also feature practical live demonstrations and educational sessions.

This year we pleased to announce that IFE – The Institution of Fire Engineers Australia, the qualifying organisation and learned society of fire engineering, firefighting and fire safety professionals will co-locate their IFE National Conference. Delivering further diversity of industry attendees, Fire Safety, Protection and Prevention Engineers. The evenings of AFAC19 will feature networking events including the spectacular AFAC Gala Dinner, which regularly attracts over 1,000 attendees.

University of Queensland External Fire Spread course

Continuing Professional Development Course: ‘External Fire Spread Risk in Tall Building Design’

The purpose of this course is to provide practising engineers with the specialist knowledge to address the fire safety strategy of buildings and understand the implications of using cladding products capable of supporting external flame spread. The provision of design solutions for buildings requires competent fire engineers with the understanding of the key fundamental processes regarding the fire safety strategy, cladding design, and the interactions between the cladding of a façade and the building in the event of a fire.

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Call for Papers

The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) Australia is now calling for papers and presenters who are seeking the opportunity to share their knowledge and experience at the IFE Australia Annual Conference 2019 which will be held in conjunction with AFAC19 powered by INTERSCHUTZ conference that is staged by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council together with the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Co-operative Research Centre.
We believe this will provide IFE delegates a broader networking opportunity with fire safety, fire protection, firefighting, fire trade and many other professionals within the supply chain of the constructions industry that the AFAC19 conference, being held concurrently with the IFE Conference, will offer.
We invite speakers to submit abstracts of no more than 300 words that can be delivered as a 30-minute oral presentation, via the abstract portal. Oral presentations will be followed by a panel discussion and selected speakers will be invited to participate on a panel. Papers must be original and not been previously presented at a conference or in a magazine or journal article.
We invite you to submit an abstract for a conference presentation to share your expertise, exchange ideas and innovations at this conference as this will result in improved practices within our industry and the knowledge of practitioners.

To submit your abstract click: https://hannoverfairs.eventsair.com/afac19/ife19abstractsubmission

Please download: IFE Australia 2019 Annual Conference – Call for Papers _final-NK

Latest News

• The 2018 – 2019 Branch Council members are:

President – Adam Dalrymple

Vice President – Nages Karuppiah

Executive Officer – Christine Sharrad

Secretary – Andrew Sharrad

Treasurer – Andrew Comer

NFER – Michael Conway

Public Officer – Mark Reilly

Stephen Wise

Tamika Perrott

Ryan Cleggett



Announcement – CQ University offers new distance education based Bachelors Degree in Emergency Services

Please find below information about a new, first of its kind bachelor degree specifically tailored for those serving in an emergency service or performing an emergency service role within industry, who wish to upgrade their Vocational Education & Training (VET) qualifications. As the Bachelor of Emergency Service (BEmergServ) has been specifically developed for emergency service workers, it offers two entry pathways, substantial blocks of credit in recognition of qualifications and experience, a flexible model of delivery and a curriculum that is aligned with the sector.

A snapshot of the program is provided below; however for more information please visit the CQUniversity Australia website at http://www.cqu.edu.au/study/what-can-i-study/humanities,-psychology-and-social-work/undergraduate-programs/bachelor-of-emergency-service

To apply or to look at the program structure and various course options, please visit https://handbook.cqu.edu.au/programs/index?programCode=CC60

Program Overview
Name: Bachelor of Emergency Service (BEmergServ)
Entry Requirements: Diploma or Advanced Diploma from the Public Safety Training Package, Health Training Package or other Training Package applicable to an emergency service role.
Recognition of qualification and experience: One year full-time equivalent block credit is awarded for a Diploma qualification or two years full-time equivalent block credit is awarded for an Advanced Diploma qualification
Duration of Study: Two years full-time equivalent study for those entering with a Diploma qualification or one year full-time equivalent study for those entering with an Advanced Diploma qualification.
Study Mode: Distance education, supported by the network of CQUniversity Australia campuses and study centres plus online technologies.
Commencement: Term One 2015
Application process: Apply online at https://applyonline.cqu.edu.au/faces/views/applyonlineWelcome.xhtml Applications are now open!
Minor Study Options: 1) Safety Science and Fatigue Risk Management; 2) Management; 3) Public Health, Community Safety and Education

For those who already hold undergraduate or post graduate qualifications, CQUniversity Australia is looking to establish a pool of experienced emergency service personnel to contribute to the curriculum development, teaching and related activities of the new Bachelor of Emergency Service on a casual basis. Expressions of interests will be called in the very near future and will appear in major newspapers and major job sites such as Seek, My Career and LinkedIn.

I would encourage you to take a look at this new program and to distribute this information and the attached flyer as widely as possible through your networks.

IFE Journal

The Institution of Fire Engineers International entitled Fire Professional by FIRE Magazine publisher, 

The Institution’s journal features contributions from branches around the world, technical perspectives from leading fire engineers and special features on latest developments in global fire engineering.Pavilion Publishing and Media is producing the journal on behalf of the Institution and will supplement the quarterly publication with a comprehensive online service which will include monthly newsletters to all members.