Fire Prevention & Protection, Firefighting

FIRE ENGINEERING MOURNS THE LOSS OF TOM BRENNAN

Issue 6 and Volume 159.

It is with great sadness that Fire Engineering announces the loss of its former editor and technical editor Tom Brennan at the age of 66. Tom Brennan Click here to enlarge image Tom Brennan was born in 1940 in Brooklyn, New York. He was a third-generation Fire Department of New York (FDNY) firefighter-his father and grandfather were FDNY firefighters. His grandfather was killed in the line of duty in a gas explosion in 1920. His father, who retired after 35 years of service in FDNY, was up to that time the most decorated firefighter in the department. Brennan answered the call to promote fire service education nationally in 1983, when he accepted the position of editor of Fire Engineering. He used his intelligence; personality; ability to “turn a phrase”; and authentic, intense love for the fire service to sustain Fire Engineering’s prominence in the industry. “Tommy found Fire Engineering when…

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