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.
Other Job Titles Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers May Have
Consulting Engineer, Engineer, Fire Protection Consultant, Fire Protection Engineer (FP Engineer)
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
Advise architects, builders, and other construction personnel on fire prevention equipment and techniques and on fire code and standard interpretation and compliance.
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.
Design fire detection equipment, alarm systems, and fire extinguishing devices and systems.
Prepare and write reports detailing specific fire prevention and protection issues, such as work performed, revised codes or standards, and proposed review schedules.
Consult with authorities to discuss safety regulations and to recommend changes as necessary.
Level of Education Attained by Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers
Most common level of education among people in this career: Bachelor's degree (85%)
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