Career as a Fire Prevention and Protection Engineer
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.