Fire Safety Technicians

Fire safety technicians work to prevent fires. Typical services they perform include conducting safety inspections and planning fire protection systems. In the course of their job, fire safety technicians recognize fire hazards, apply technical knowledge, and perform services to control and prevent fires. 


Quick Facts
Duties Work to prevent fires by conducting safety inspections and planning fire protection systems
Alternate Title(s) Fire Insurance Adjusters, Fire Insurance Inspectors, Fire Insurance Underwriters, Fire Protection Engineering Technicians, Fire Science Specialists
Salary Range $25,000 to $75,000
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Education and Training
  • Associate's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Experience Previous experience as a firefighter or participation in a co-op program
Skills
  • Leadership
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Organizational
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Hands On
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements Must meet age and physical requirements if beginning as a firefighter; may need to take the civil service exam
Career Ladder
  • Fire Protection Engineer and Designer, or Fire Prevention Analyst
  • Experienced Fire Safety Technician
  • Entry-Level Fire Safety Technician

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