The Fire Protection Industry Awards recognise and award businesses and individuals who lead the professional standard of commitment, excellence, innovation and leadership in the fire protection industry.

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This is the Australian fire protection industry’s dedicated awards event and is a pivotal date on the fire protection industry calendar, with winners taking their own special place within the lasting legacy of this industry.

For the first time the Fire Protection Industry Awards will be formally incorporated with the Fire Australia Conference Dinner, now known as the Fire Australia Conference and Awards Gala.

Nominations

Nominations for the 2021 Fire Protection Industry Awards are now open!

Nominations are open to anyone in the fire protection industry, and you can nominate yourself or a colleague.

Nomination provides an opportunity to:

Award winners and shortlisted nominations will be recognised at the dedicated Fire Australia Conference and Awards Gala on Wednesday 12 May 2021, as well as in widespread industry media coverage and online.

Key Dates

Deadline for receipt of nominations: Monday 15th March 2021
Notification of shortlisted nominations: Monday 5th April 2021

Award Categories

The Fire Protection Industry Awards 2021 categories include:

  • Under $1 million
  • Over $1 million

The Fire Protection Project of the Year Award has been established to award excellence in the management and administration of Fire Protection projects by recognising the alliance between the managing company, the design team including the consultant/engineer, and the contractor to successfully complete fire protection projects. The project may be from within any market type including residential, office/retail, industrial, mixed use or any combination of uses. It may be within a comprehensive development or a single building and could be either a public or private sector project.

Eligibility
This award category is open to one lead applicant with all other participants to be clearly identified. If a long-term project or initiative has many phases, it is important that the nomination indicates which phase of the project or initiative is being nominated. The nominated project must have been completed between March 2020 and March 2021 and must be within Australia.

Criteria
Nominations will be assessed by the independent judging panel based on the following criteria;

  • Commitment to completion
  • Commitment to success
  • Commitment to sustainability
  • Commitment to innovation
  • Commitment to best practice
  • 1-49 Employees
  • 50+ Employees

Eligibility

This award category is open to any business or organisation that is actively working within the Australian fire protection industry and employs between 1 – 49 employees.

Criteria
Nominations will be assessed by the independent judging panel based on the following criteria;

  • Commitment to staff training
  • Commitment to technical advancement
  • Commitment to community safety
  • Commitment to ongoing professionalisation
  • Commitment to emerging best practice
  • Commitment to innovation

Sponsored by Wormald

In honour of the tremendous work Barry Lee has achieved over 50 years plus in the industry, this award recognises the outstanding technical contribution to the fire protection industry.

The recipient may have contributed to a relevant technical working committee but generally includes activity on Standards Australia (FP) Committees, FPA Australia Technical Advisory Committees, Special Interest Groups, State & Territory membership Groups or other recognised working groups.

Eligibility
This award category is open to any individual that has achieved technical excellence within the Australian fire protection industry through active participation in technical committees.

Criteria
Nominations will be assessed by the independent judging panel based on the following criteria;

  • Ongoing professional development and training
  • Evidence of a high level of technical achievement in the Australian Fire Protection Industry
  • Commitment to innovation
  • Commitment to developing best practice
  • Ability to overcome industry challenges by providing technical solutions

Eligibility
This award category is open to any young professional who is actively engaged in the Australian fire protection industry.

Nominees for this award must be 35 years of age or younger as at 31 May 2021.

Criteria

  • High level of achievement in the Australian fire protection industry
  • Ability to overcome difficulties or demonstrated initiative to achieve outstanding outcomes
  • Personal commitment to ongoing professional development and training
  • Demonstrated levels of industry best practice competence
  • Significant contribution to the Australian fire protection industry and community

Eligibility
This award category is open to any accredited bushfire practitioner that has achieved excellence within the bushfire protection profession through their contribution to any of the following:

  • Development of innovative solutions to complex bushfire protection problems
  • Voluntary service to the bushfire protection industry through contribution to bushfire specific committees and working groups
  • Provision of training and educational services to clients, communities, bushfire practitioners or key stakeholders

Criteria

Nominations will be assessed by the independent judging panel based on the following criteria;

  • Evidence of a high level of technical achievement in the bushfire protection industry
  • Ability to develop innovative solutions to overcome complex bushfire protection issues
  • Ongoing professional development and training
  • Engagement with key stakeholders to achieve positive outcomes that improve community safety

Sponsored by Uptick

Eligibility
Product & technology solutions can be tangible or intangible and can include but are not limited to:

  • Manufactured Goods
  • Devices
  • Equipment
  • Programs
  • Processes
  • Applications
  • Software & Cloud-Based Services
  • Platforms & Systems

Product & technology solutions must be commercially available in Australia and comply with all applicable Australian standards and regulatory requirements prior to entry. Prototypes or products and solutions still undergoing trials are ineligible to enter.

Criteria
Nominations will be assessed by the independent judging panel based on the following criteria;

  • Innovation in design and delivery
  • Ability and forethought to solving an industry issue / problem
  • Commitment to providing excellence in design & development
  • Scope of application (i.e. does it apply to new buildings, existing buildings or both)
  • Efficiency & affordability – ability to integrate with and / or improve existing practices

This new award category acknowledges and celebrates industry professionals who are making their mark in their workplace and the fire protection industry.

Eligibility
Nominations are invited from industry professionals who have spent more than 2 years working within the fire protection industry and are able to demonstrate success through the following criteria.

Award Criteria
Nominations will be assessed by the independent judging panel based on the following criteria;

  • Exhibits leadership qualities that embrace innovation, entrepreneurship and strategic risk-taking, embracing an appetite for driving change;
  • Has demonstrated leadership skills such as collaboration, communication, thought leadership, team building, transformation and change management that has had a significant impact;​
  • Can demonstrate outstanding contributions to advancing the fire protection industry;
  • Effective business or people management skills, empowering others around them;
  • Demonstrates a commitment to personal & professional development, and a commitment to continued learning;
  • Serves as a role model and mentor to others.