Michael O’Brian is the fire marshal for the Brighton Area Fire Authority. He holds a bachelor's degree in public safety administration from Eastern Michigan University and is a registered plan reviewer and certified fire inspector who holds multiple certifications from the International Code Council and NFPA. O’Brian is an instructor under the Bureau of Construction Codes and Fire Safety as well as a certified fire service instructor. In 2004, he was named the Fire Inspector of the Year by the Metropolitan Detroit Fire Inspector Society; in 2005, he was recognized for the same honor by the Michigan Fire Inspector Society. O’Brian is the creator of Inspector911.com, which is dedicated to assisting inspectors who are involved in code enforcement.