Brittany Brown is an Assistant Professor at Eastern Kentucky University teaching in the Fire, Arson, and Explosion Investigation degree program. She was the Fire Marshal for the Lovington Fire Department in Lovington New Mexico. Brown also serves as the team lead for the Lea County Arson Task Force, the Vice President for the New Mexico Fire Marshal’s Association, and as an adjunct instructor for the Fire Investigation Program at the New Mexico Firefighters Training Academy.
Prior to working for the City of Lovington, Brown served as a Deputy State Fire Marshal for the Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office, Code Enforcement Bureau, and as a New Mexico State Fire Marshal for the New Mexico Fire Marshal’s Office in the Fire Investigation Bureau. Brown has also spent time working for the Clovis Fire Department in Clovis New Mexico and the Farwell Fire Department in Farwell, Texas working in fire investigation, firefighting, and emergency medical services capacities.
Brown holds two Associate of Science degrees in Aviation Maintenance Management and Aviation Maintenance Technology and holds a dual Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Management with majors in Aviation Management and Aviation Safety with an Undergraduate Specialization in Aviation Safety. Additionally, she has completed a Master of Science in Systems Engineering with a technical specialization from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Brittany is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Fire and Explosives Investigation.
Prior to entering the Fire Service, Brown served 10 years in the United States Air Force as an enlisted Aerospace Maintenance Craftsman and Flight Mechanic. During this tenure, she operated with the Flight Safety Department as an Aviation Crashworthiness and Survivability Analyst and Fire and Explosion Mishap Investigative analyst participating in several large-scale aviation mishaps. She also operated as an occupational safety specialist, holding an OSHA General Industry license with specialization in industrial hygiene with special reference to respiratory protection.
Brown currently serves as a principal member for the NFPA 407 Technical Committee for the Standard on and Aircraft Fuel Serving and the NFPA 410 for the Standard on Aircraft Maintenance Operations.