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James "JD" Brown

  Gold Level Contributor  MERLOT Author  Peer Reviewer
Associate Professor
Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology, Oklahoma State University
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Primary Discipline: Workforce Development / Fire Safety / Building Construction for Fire Protection
Member Type: Faculty
Last Login: Sep 26, 2013
Member Since: May 22, 2006

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Oklahoma State University - Stillwater (Education, 4 Year/4 Year + Grad, OK, United States) - Primary Affiliation

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Address: 5819 N Country Club Road
Stillwater , OK 74075
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Skills and Interests

Education History

BS Civil and Environmental Engineering (06/1977)
Utah State University
MS Safety (06/1982)
University of Southern California


Associate Professor Emeritus (05/2013 - Current) Oklahoma State University
Safety Consultant (09/1984 - Current)
Associate Professor Fire Protection and Safety Tech; Laser Safety Officer (07/2007 - 05/2013) Oklahoma State University
Associate Professor and Interim Department Head (10/2005 - 08/2008) Oklahoma State University
Assistant - Assoc. Professor (01/1992 - 10/2005) Oklahoma State University -Fire Protection and Safety Technology
Asst. Professor (08/1989 - 01/1992) Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Administrator Safety and Loss Control (12/1985 - 08/1989) Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Adjunct Instructor - graduate program (08/1987 - 05/1989) University of Southern California
Safety Engineer (01/1980 - 12/1985) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Safety Engineer (06/1977 - 12/1979) Rockwell International


Fire Safety Editorial Board, editor 08/2006 - Current
Civil Air Patrol (Search and Rescue)
Squadron Commander to 2011; Safety Officer 07/2006 - Current
National Fire Protection Association
Alternate NFPA 101 /NFPA 5000 BSF subcommittee 03/2001 - 10/2012
American Society of Safety Engineers;
Technical Publications Committee 07/1996 - 08/2002
American Industrial Hygiene Association
OK Section President 06/1996 - 06/1997
Professional Safety;
Editorial Board - 1 year as chair 07/1991 - 06/1996

Teaching Experience

Fire Safety Hazard Recognition (Spring Current)
Oklahoma State University - Introductory course in fire safety hazards
(every semester)
Building Construction and Design for Fire and Life Safety (Winter 2009)
Oklahoma State University - Life Safety Code and Building Codes
1992- Present
System Safety (Spring Current)
Oklahoma State Unversity - Risk Assessment and Hazard Evaluation
Spring semesters since 1992


Everyone Goes Home, 08/03/2013
Given to the Mongolian Emergency Management Agency. Primarily Fire Officers. Ulaanbaatar Mongolia.
Design Requirements of Protective Clothing, 06/07/2011
One week of study for function design of protective clothing at Mongolia International University in Ulaanbaatar Mongolia
Fire Safety Education in the US, 06/05/2011
The State of graduate and undergraduate programs in the US and opportunities for International Students. Given to Beijing Fir Prevention Bureau Bejing China
Facilty Design and Safety Issues in Food Processing Facilities, 06/08/2009
Facility design issues affect health and Safety. Part of a course at Mongolian International University. Ulaanbataar, Mongolia
Emergency Response Preparedness, 06/08/2004
Safety and Fire Protection Symposium, Samcheok University, Samcheok (Gangwon Province) Korea, June 2004. Presentations were also made for the Korean National Fire Academy and the Gangwon Fire and Emergency Forces.
Hazard Analysis, 09/28/2001
Camara De Petrola - Mautrin, Venzeuala: “Hazard Analysis”, “Process Safety Analysis”
Safety Management for the 21st Century, 03/09/2001
Higiene 2000, Caracas Venezuela,
Preparing the Experts, 06/10/2000
Megacities conference on Disasters and Disaster Planning; also presented the same material for the Korean Fire Protection Engineers and the Korean Fire Academy