Paul Reynolds, CHSO

Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator, Austin Convention CenterGeneral Emergency Planning

Paul Reynolds served in Emergency Services for 31 years as a firefighter/EMT, Texas Peace Officer and Arson Investigator.  Paul moved through the ranks of the Round Rock fire department and later served as Assistant Chief over operations and training in Travis County.  Paul maintains his Master Firefighter, Master Instructor III, Hazardous Materials Technician, Fire Officer II, and Incident Safety Officer certifications from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection

Paul is currently utilizing the skills he learned in the fire service and is putting them to work in the safety industry.  He is currently employed by the City of Austin at the Austin Convention Center as the Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator.  In 2017, he received his Certified Safety and Health Official (CSHO) designation in General Industry and Construction from Texas A&M’s OSHA Institute.  Paul is also a five-year member of the Central Texas Chapter of the Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP).  

Paul likes to say, “Every day make it a point to learn something new, no matter how small.”  He also lives by it too.  He loves to give back to his community and share his knowledge.  

He has been married to his wife Laura for 35 years.  He has four children.  Paul Jr. and Samuel are also firefighters, Christian is an account and Faith is figuring out high school.