The inaugural meeting of the National Board was held on 22 August 1994 and formation of the Society of Fire Safety (SFS) was approved by the Council of Engineers Australia at its meeting in July 1995.
The Society has been established to foster excellence in fire safety in Australia. As a learned Society, the aims are to draw together individuals who are actively engaged in fire safety, to provide a national focus and leadership for the development, understanding, practice and application of fire safety engineering to achieve reductions of risk for life, property and environmental damage and the implementation of cost-effective fire safety codes and regulations. The Society is National with Regional Chapters throughout Australia. The Society is a technical Society of Engineers Australia. Two office holders, the National President and the Treasurer, must be members of Engineers Australia, but general Society members do not need to be members of Engineers Australia.
The broad objectives of the Society are the professional development of its members and the dissemination of the Society’s ideals into the wider community. The specific objectives of the Society are to:
Activities undertaken in support of the objectives may include:
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10 Feb 2016The WA Chapter of the Society of Fire Safety (SFS) invites members and associated professionals to attend an upcoming technical information session regarding combustible external facades.