CAREER

Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$94,240

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+3.9% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree

Career

What Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers Do

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), Licensed Fire Protection 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.
  • Consult with authorities to discuss safety regulations and to recommend changes as necessary.
  • Prepare and write reports detailing specific fire prevention and protection issues, such as work performed, revised codes or standards, and proposed review schedules.

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