Dignitaries, from left: Commissioner Paul Baxter AFSM; the Hon. David Elliott MP, Minister for Police and Emergency Services; Mr Bill Lea AFSM; Mrs Tanya Davies MP, Member for Mulgoa; Mr Barry Lee OAM; and Mrs Lorraine Lee.

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) and Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) came together on 30 April, 2021, to launch a unique facility.  The Barry Lee Training Room is the first of its kind – a dedicated room that showcases a range of equipment covering wet and dry fire systems. Situated within the grounds of the NSW Emergency Services Academy, the Room is a collaboration between the two organisations.

It provides the facilities that will enable both to train fire protection practitioners and fire fighters alike on the types of equipment likely to be found within Australian buildings. The Barry Lee Training Room was officially opened by the Hon. David Elliott MP, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, in the presence of:


  • Fire Commissioner Paul Baxter AFSM;
  • Mrs Tanya Davies MP, Member for Mulgoa;
  • FPA Australia President Bill Lea AFSM; and
  • Mr Barry Lee OAM, after whom the facility has been named.


Mr Lee, the honoree, is an icon of the industry and a founding president of the Association.  FPA Australia thanks the Minister for launching our facility, and acknowledges Mr Lee for his significant contribution to the fire protection industry.

FPA Australia also thanks the suppliers and installers, without whom the training room would not have been possible:

  • ForceFire
  • Johnson Controls Australia Pty Ltd
  • ADT Fire + Monitoring
  • Newsound Fire Services Pty Ltd
  • Independent Pipe Fabrication
  • Siemens Ltd
  • Aline Pumps
  • Viking
  • Brooks Australia Pty Ltd
  • Hochiki Australia Pty Ltd
  • Incite Fire Pty Ltd
  • Reliable Fire Sprinkler (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • Victaulic Australia Pty Ltd
  • Bermad Water Technologies
  • 2Link Innovations Pty Ltd
  • Dobbie Dico Meter Co. (WA) Pty Ltd
  • Emerson
  • FireSense
  • Honeywell – Xtralis Pty Ltd
  • Kidde Australia Pty Ltd
  • Romteck Grid Pty Ltd
  • Gould Instruments Pty Ltd
  • Challenger Valves and Actuators/ Cla-Val Pacific Limited
  • Reece Group
  • 2020 Fire Protection