Vale John Paterson

Posted on : Thursday, 5 November 2020

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) wishes to offer our sympathies to the family, friends, and colleagues of John Paterson, who recently passed away.


John was a committed member of FPA Australia and its predecessor for 60 years, serving with distinction as both Board member and President, before being recognised as an honorary life member. 


He was also a long-term former member of both the Victorian state committee and the technical advisory committee for sprinklers and hydrant systems.  


He was a widely recognised expert on automatic sprinkler protection, having worked for decades for Wormald Australia before starting up his own fire sprinkler head company, Landsdale Fire. 


John was always a mine of information on automatic sprinkler matters and the history of the fire protection business in Australasia. 


His strong interest in all aspects of fire protection is a matter of record and his contributions to the industry will be long remembered.