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Fire Protection Engineers

Education and Training Requirements

High School

The Society of Fire Protection Engineers recommends that students take the following classes to prepare for a career in fire protection engineering: mathematics (including geometry, trigonometry, and introductory calculus) and laboratory sciences (including chemistry and physics). You should also take English and speech classes because FPEs need to write reports and communicate effectively with their colleagues. Other important classes include computer science, social studies, and government.

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