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.
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.