AUSTRALIAN SENATE SMOKE ALARM INQUIRY

Second Hearing  |  Parliament House, Canberra, A.C.T.  |  4 December 2015

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Second Hearing | Australian Senate Smoke Alarm Inquiry

Parliament House, Canberra, 4 December 2015

 

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Australian Fire & Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC)

Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board (MFB)

Witness (AFAC): Commissioner Greg Mullins  |  (MFB): Mr Adam Dalrymple

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPAA)

Witnesses: Mr Chris Orr & Mr Matt Wright

Fire & Safety Technologies Pty Ltd (FAST)

Witness: Mr David Isaac

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Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB)

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is a Council of Australian Government (COAG) standards writing body that is responsible for the National Construction Code (NCC) which comprises the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA). The ABCB is a member of the Australian Standards Committee that writes the Australian smoke alarm standard.

Witnesses:

ASHE, Dr Brian Samuel William, Director, Australian Building Codes Board

LOVERIDGE, Mr Raymond William, Director, Australian Building Codes Board

McDONALD, Mr Matthew, Group Manager, Australian Building Codes Board

SAVERY, Mr Neil, General Manager, Australian Building Codes Board

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Hansard Transcript -  Starts at ABCB

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Australasian Fire & Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC)
Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board (MFB)

"...saying that either alarm is effective is just
  not correct, and the standard itself is flawed."

FRNSW former Commissioner Greg Mullins,Smoke Alarm Senate Inquiry,
page 5, paragraph 9, Hansard Transcript  |  5 December 2015 (see below)

The MFB is the metropolitan fire service which is located in Melbourne Australia.

AFAC is the peak representative body for all Australian and New Zealand Fire Brigades and is a member of the Australian Standards Committee that writes the Australian smoke alarm standard (AS3786).
Commissioner Greg Mullins is the Commissioner of the New South Wales Fire & Rescue Service, one of the world's largest metropolitan fire brigades and the President of AFAC.

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Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

The Australian Government's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) tests smoke alarms to the specifications set out in the Australian smoke alarm standard (AS3786). The CSIRO is a member of the Australian Standards Committee FP002 that writes the Australian smoke alarm standard.

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Fire Protection Association Australia (FPAA)

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPAA) is the peak national not for profit association for the fire protection industry.

The FPAA is a member of the Australian Standards Committee that writes the Australian smoke alarm standard (AS3786).

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Mr David Isaac: Fire & Safety Technologies Pty Ltd

Mr Isaac is the owner of Fire & Safety Technologies and a member of the Australian Standards Committee that writes the Australian smoke alarm standard (AS3786).

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Hansard Transcript -  Starts at F.A.S.T.

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