Mr. Brian O'Connor, Associate Engineer, National Fire Protection Association
Born and raised in New Jersey, I grew up in a house headed by a Firefighter and learned many aspects of fire safety early on. In school I had a passion for the sciences, which led me to major in Mechanical Engineering at a NJ State University, Rowan University. After my studies I was employed by a marine construction company where I got to learn about construction, design, and safety engineering. After my time working there, I decided to move to Boston and work for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). To help further my fire safety career I am pursuing my Masters in Fire Protection Engineering through the University of Maryland's online program where I enjoy the combination of convenience and a quality education.