NFMT 2019 Speaker Profile

Ed Babczak

Director of Fire Protection, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO),
U.S. Department of State

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Bio: Edward J. Babczak is the Director of Fire Protection in the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), U.S. Department of State. He is responsible for the development and implementation of an international fire and life safety program for over 280 overseas missions. He manages three divisions consisting of with 35 fire protection professionals and oversees fire safety engineering evaluations, fire safety training, fire protection systems design and installation, automatic fire suppression and detection system maintenance, fire protection analysis, fire investigations, fire as a weapon, and disaster response for all Department of State personnel under the jurisdiction of our U.S. Embassies and Consulates. Ed has over 40 years’ experience in fire protection. He holds Degree’s in Fire Science Technology and Personnel Administration. He is a United States Air Force veteran, and currently resides with his wife in Hughesville Maryland

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