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Vale Alan Host

Posted on : Monday, 12 February 2018

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) wishes to express its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Alan Host of the New South Wales Department of Planning and Infrastructure, who passed away on Friday.


Over many years, Alan was a tireless contributor to building and fire safety reform in NSW, and played a major role in the state's 2017 building regulation and certification reforms.


"Alan will be sadly missed, and we will remember him for his great contributions to the industry and the legacy he leaves behind him of improved fire safety in NSW," said FPA Australia CEO Scott Williams.


"The last few years have seen the introduction of some of the most significant fire safety reforms in the history of NSW, and Alan has very much been a part of championing this change."


Alan was also generous in his support of FPA Australia. He frequently donated his time to speak at industry events and provide Association members with his unique insight into NSW building regulations, most recently at a member forum in August last year.


"Alan was always a strong supporter of the Association and a strong advocate of building fire safety," said FPA Australia Board Director Bill Lea.


"He always made himself available to speak at seminars and to provide assistance to FPA Australia members any time he was asked. He was regarded as a real stalwart contributor to fire protection in the built environment."