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Paul E. Rivers (2018 Immediate Past President)

Paul Rivers, PE, FSFPE is a research Senior Fire Protection Specialist at 3M Company. Located in St Paul Minnesota USA, Paul has over 40 years in the fire protection industry, working in fire insurance, fire protection consulting and fire sprinkler contracting for 15 years and has over the past 26 years worked in 3M laboratories in product development with a focus on fire protection solutions for critical assets.

Paul’s credentials:  

  • 2017 President, Board of Directors for SFPE International  
  • Fellow, SFPE International
  • Past President of the Minnesota Chapter, SFPE  
  • Member, Board of Directors, FSSA – Fire Suppression Systems Association USA
  • Technical committee member, FSSA – Fire Suppression Systems Association USA  
  • Principal member of NFPA GFE technical committee on Gaseous Media Fire
    Extinguishing Systems, USA(NFPA 12, 12A, 2001)
  • Member of the USA Technical Advisory delegation to the ISO TC21/SC2 for Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Member of the USA Technical Advisory delegation to the ISO TC21/SC8 for Gaseous Media and Firefighting Systems Using Gas 
  • Registered professional engineer in Minnesota and Illinois, USA
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