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Michael T. Love

Michael T. Love is a Guest Researcher in the Fire Fighting Technology (FFT) Group in the Fire Research Division (FRD) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Mr. Love worked as a firefighter for Montgomery County, Maryland for over 33 years. He served in a diverse range of positions that included extensive experience as an operational company officer, firefighter and instructor; Field Battalion Chief; Assistant Chief commanding one of three shifts of county-wide operations; Chief of Emergency Medical Services; Special Operations Chief, Supervisor of Dispatch and most recently commanded a division that included the Fire Marshal’s Office, Public Information, Community Outreach, Recruiting and Planning and Research. As Division Chief, Love served as the Montgomery County Fire Marshal. Mr. Love is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science, Graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program and is a Certified Public Manager. Love is currently a freelance planning consultant and technical writer and is a member of the Maryland Fire and Burn Safety Coalition.


Guest Researcher
Fire Research Division
Engineered Fire Safety Group


University of Maryland, B.S., Fire Science

Executive Fire Officer Program, Certified Public Manager


Phone: 301-975-6877
Email: michael.love@nist.gov