Career as a Fire Prevention and Protection Engineers


Summary

Fire Prevention and Protection Engineers research causes of fires, determine fire protection methods, and design or recommend materials or equipment such as structural components or fire-detection equipment to assist organizations in safeguarding life and property against fire, explosion, and related hazards.

The duties of Fire Prevention and Protection Engineers includes to advise architects, builders, and other construction personnel on fire prevention equipment and techniques, and on fire code and standard interpretation and compliance. They also inspect buildings or building designs to determine fire protection system requirements and potential problems in areas such as water supplies, exit locations, and construction materials. They do design fire detection equipment, alarm systems, and fire extinguishing devices and systems. They also prepare and write reports detailing specific fire prevention and protection issues, such as work performed, revised codes or standards, and proposed review schedules and to determine causes of fires and ways in which they could have been prevented.

Work Environment

Fire engineers have to work in shifts in dangerous conditions and are at risk of burns, smoke inhalation and exposure to chemicals, they need to possess both physical agility and mental skills to tackle problems under any circumstances. They also need to attend workshops, seminars, or conferences to present or obtain information regarding fire prevention and protection.

Entry Level Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree - B. Sc. Fire & Industrial Safety.
  • Master’s Degree - MBA in Safety Management.
  • P.G. Diploma In Health, Safety & Environment (PGDHSE), P.G. Diploma In Fire & Safety (PGDFS), Diploma In Fire Service Engineering.

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