IFSA Commemorates the Retirement of Consultant Paul Baxter

News: IFSA Commemorates the Retirement of Consultant Paul Baxter


The Intumescent Fire Seals Association held its 35th Annual General Meeting in February, hosted by member company LKAB Minerals, Derby.

During the proceedings the association chose to mark the occasion of the retirement of long serving consultant, Paul Baxter.

Paul has supported the association for over thirty years, using his considerable expertise (and undoubted passion) in penetration sealing systems to promote the interests of the passive fire protection industry in the UK and Europe. He served on several standards committees, including the chairmanship of FSH 22/-/3, which is concerned with test procedures for penetration fire seals. 

Paul has been a perennial and tireless campaigner for effective penetration fire sealing systems and his retirement in 2016, though well deserved, was nonetheless a significant loss to the association.

Paying tribute to Paul, IFSA chairman, Lee Woodings said “Like every trade association IFSA only survives because of the effort and commitment given by volunteers from its member companies. We have been very lucky to have had such dedicated support from Paul for more years than I’m sure he’s prepared to admit, and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank him for the service he has provided to both IFSA and the UK passive fire protection industry.”

The Intumescent Fire Seals Association wishes Paul Baxter a long, healthy and happy retirement.