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Fire Safety Director—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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Many cities have laws that require a fire safety director to be on duty at skyscrapers, large residential buildings, and public buildings such as museums and hospitals to ensure that fire safety systems are in place and are working correctly. In the event of a fire, they implement fire safety plans, communicate with building occupants by using two-way voice systems, and liaise with fire department officials. Fire safety directors (FSDs) may also assist a building’s occupants during natural disasters (e.g., hurricanes, tornadoes, etc.) and human-made disasters (e.g., explosions, hazardous materials incidents, and terrorist attacks).  

Salary Range

$25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

Some Postsecondary Training

Certification/License

None

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Organized

Outgoing

Career Ladder
Emergency Services Director

Fire Safety Director

Deputy Fire Safety Director

Fire Guard