Our alumni constitute one of the strongest professional networks in the country. With the vast majority of graduates remaining in the profession, the University of Maryland Fire Protection Engineering Alumni Club proudly maintains close connections and alumni relations long after graduation.
Since Orville (Bud) Slye earned the first BS degree in 1962, the Department of Fire Protection Engineering has awarded approximately 800 BS degrees and 60 MS degrees. Alumni holding these degrees have found employment opportunities both nationally and internationally. Our alumni stay consistently employed within the sector throughout their careers, a testament to the inspiring and deeply rewarding nature of our field.
Known by the turtle buttons we wear with pride (and a little friendly persuasion initially from Dr. Bryan and now other professors) at conferences, Fire Protection Engineering alumni enjoy a professional support network with rivals at the University of Maryland at College Park and perhaps anywhere else. Providing passionate professional and financial support, this network also serves to strengthen lifelong friendships. Our alumni hold countless leadership roles around the country and serve as invaluable mentors and counselors to fellow alumni and recent graduates alike.