Why “Personalised” is reality at NFIA: Insights from a NSW Member

Running a business can often be overwhelming – balancing numerous responsibilities, adhering to regulations, and ensuring your team’s prosperity. For many of us in New South Wales (NSW), finding the right industry association is like discovering a safety net. Personally, I’ve found no safety net sturdier than the National Fire Industry Association (NFIA).

Upon joining NFIA, the distinction was clear. It wasn’t merely about accessing resources and expert advice; it was about having a dedicated team by my side at every turn. In NSW, we’re privileged to have a dedicated NFIA Officer, alongside the CEO, actively engaging in events and meetings. This isn’t just rhetoric – it’s a genuine commitment to understanding our unique needs and challenges.

I can always be ensured that I won’t have any wait time when I need assistance. With NFIA, a simple phone call or email connects me with someone who knows my business inside out. Whether it’s addressing a HR dilemma, or navigating intricate agreements, Shannon’s expertise is just a call away. I know that I cannot receive such personalised Industrial Relations (IR) support, from someone that knows the Fire Protection industry inside and out, elsewhere.

However, NFIA isn’t solely reactive; they’re proactive advocates for our industry. I’ve personally witnessed their tireless advocacy efforts, both at state and national levels. Their ability to secure tangible victories for our industry, ranging from negotiating on our behalf with local government, to more consistent and comprehensive licensing frameworks, instils immense confidence in their dedication to our success.

The fortnightly Members’ Update is full of state-specific and national updates, conveniently delivered to my inbox. Whilst the Members’ Portal is another invaluable resource, with tailored fact sheets and resources. No more sifting through irrelevant information – NFIA ensures I have the relevant knowledge precisely when I need it.

Ultimately, the NFIA’s impact is far more than resources and expertise. It’s about saving time, money, and stress. It’s about having a team of committed professionals in my corner, advocating for my business and aiding in informed decision-making. It’s about fostering a genuine sense of community and support, assuring me that I’m not alone.

If you’re a business owner seeking more than just an industry association, I implore you to consider the NFIA. They’re not merely providing services; they’re offering a personalised partnership, a safety net, and a community that genuinely prioritises your success. Believe me, that differentiation is invaluable.

Join me and discover the NFIA difference firsthand.

Greg Hunter, Extinguished Fire, NSW Member