Jonathan O'Neill OBE RIP

Jonathan O'Neill OBE RIP

Managiing Director of the Fire Protection Association: 1963-2023

It is with great sadness that the Fire Protection Association (FPA) has announced the death of its Managing Director, Jonathan O'Neill OBE, who passed away overnight on the 7th March after several years fighting illness. Jonathan was a long time member of the Worshipful Company of Firefighters.

As Managing Director of the FPA for 24 years, Jon was one of the most influential figures in the fire safety industry, and his passing leaves a gap that will be difficult to fill. Never one to shy away from expressing his strongly held beliefs on the importance of fire safety, Jon’s massive contribution in this field was recognised with the award of an OBE in 2017

Our thoughts and condolences are with his wife, Karen and their three children, Sophie, Annabel, and Tristan, as well as with the many, many friends and colleagues who will mourn him.

Following a conversation with Jon’s family, we hope to open a condolence book on the FPA website so that everyone who knew and respected him can leave tributes. We will also talk with his family as to how else we can celebrate Jon’s life with colleagues from across the wider industry.