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Latest building fire safety news

Extensive Fire and Rescue NSW research informs best practice and building code legislation that promote best practice fire safety outcomes (17/01/2018)
Three years of research by FRNSW has revealed that further steps are needed to properly manage residential fire safety. The findings of two pieces of research; Residential Sprinkler Research and the FRNSW Smoke Alarms Research reinforce that the number, location and interconnection of smoke alarms and the use residential sprinklers, particularly in class 2 and class 3 residential buildings up to 25 metres in height, can significantly improve fire safety outcomes for residents. View the media release here.


New application forms and processes for legislation changes (02/10/2017)
Changes from the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Fire Safety and Building Certification) Regulation 2017 commenced on 1 October 2017. The initial fire safety report (clause 144), final fire safety report (clause 152) and new fire safety system report (clause 152A) application form and process have been updated accordingly.


New guideline on Emergency services information package and tactical fire plans (21/09/2017)
The Emergency services information package and tactical fire plans has been published and is also open for public consultation. This document supersedes the Guidelines for emergency plans at sites having hazardous chemicals and Guidelines for tactical fire plans.


Revised technical information sheet (18/04/2017)
The FRNSW compatible hose couplings has been revised to Version 06. Fire brigade booster inlets are to be in accordance with AS 2419.3 Appendix B.