We are excited to announce that Brendan McCarrick, P.E. has joined the FireTox team. Mr. McCarrick will serve as a senior project engineer responsible for managing fire protection design and construction, fire safety research, and fire investigation projects. Mr. McCarrick obtained his B.S and M.Eng. in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland. He is a licensed engineer in Maryland and the District of Columbia with applications pending in Virginia and West Virginia. He has previous experience in fire protection system design, code enforcement, risk assessment, and fire investigation. To learn more about Mr. McCarrick email

Join Dr. McAllister at the 2021 SFPE Annual Conference & Expo for her session on Occupant Tenability Assessment Approaches in Performance-Based Design. The conference will be held on October 17-19 in Baltimore, MD. For more information on this premier event for professional development in fire protection and safety engineering, visit

At FireTox, we love what we do and we want to share that passion for fire protection engineering with talented undergraduate students. The goal of EQUIP is to provide interns with exposure to four quadrants of the fire protection engineering profession: 1) Fire Safety & Combustion Toxicity Research, 2) Fire Investigation & Litigation Support, 3) Fire Protection System Design & Construction Management, and 4) Code Compliance Inspection & Risk Assessment. To learn more about EQUIP visit the webpage or email us at