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AFAC, as the National Council for fire and emergency services, supports the sector to create safer, more resilient communities. We drive national consistency through collaboration, innovation and partnerships. We deliver enhanced capability by developing doctrine and supporting operations.

AFAC is the facilitator and custodian of contemporary fire and emergency service knowledge and practice for the benefit of our members and through them, the community. AFAC is recognised and has impact as the National Council through collaboration and influence across Australia and New Zealand. Comprising of 34 Members, AFAC represents a total workforce of around 288,000 career staff and volunteers. AFAC works to promote and facilitate effective national emergency management through the work of the National Council, its committees, activities and programs.

National collaboration is facilitated through the AFAC Collaboration Model, which encompasses 34 Groups, Technical Groups and Networks. AFAC members regularly come together to share knowledge, exchange insights, explore opportunities and create solutions that shape practice and guide the industry’s development.

AFAC builds knowledge by bringing together collaborators from across jurisdictions, capabilities, researchers and hazards to discover opportunities and solve problems with collective effort. This knowledge is then shared back through the AFAC Membership, driving innovation and good practice. These activities aim to add value to members, to the fire and emergency services industry and ultimately enhance public safety.

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