Retired Fire Marshal University of Maryland, Author, Instructor, Contributing Editor Firehouse Magazine, Columnist Firehouse.Com, National Fire Academy Adjunct Faculty, and Community College of Baltimore County Adjunct Faculty, former member NFPA 45 Technical Committee for Laboratories Using Chemicals 10 years.


Mr. Burke has in excess of 30 years of experience at all levels of the fire and emergency services, including fire service training at the local, state, and national levels.  He has command experience as chief officer and company officer with both career and volunteer departments and operational experience in both urban and rural environments.  He is a Haz Mat Specialist, and former EMT-A, Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) member and State Emergency Response Commission coordinator for Maryland LEPC’s. His experience also includes Fire Prevention, Fire Investigation, Public Education, Course Development, and Rescue.  Mr. Burke is nationally certified through the Fire Service Professional Qualifications Board as a Hazardous Materials Technician, Hazardous Materials Incident Commander, Fire Instructor III, Fire Inspector II, and Fire Investigator.
BA University of Maryland, 1991
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Fire Protection Technology and Administration
Personal Interests
Collecting fire memorabilia, gardening, genology