FPA Australia is represented across Australia by active members employing over 18,000 individuals representing every aspect of the fire protection industry. Association members include manufacturers and suppliers of fire protection products and services, fire-fighters, building owners, insurers, designers and building surveyors, government and legislators, educators, bushfire consultants and anyone else working as part of the fire protection community to provide a safer environment for all Australians. FPA Australia developed and administers an accreditation scheme for bushfire practitioners. The Scheme is known as the Bushfire Planning and Design Accreditation Scheme, or BPAD Scheme for short. The scheme provides confidence that accredited practitioners are professionally trained and experienced and offer reliable, trustworthy advice.