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Fire Inspectors

Also called: Fire Inspector, Fire Marshal, Fire Prevention Inspector, Fire Safety Inspector

What they do:
Inspect buildings and equipment to detect fire hazards and enforce state and local regulations.
On the job, you would:
  • Inspect buildings to locate hazardous conditions and fire code violations, such as accumulations of combustible material, electrical wiring problems, and inadequate or non-functional fire exits.
  • Present and explain fire code requirements and fire prevention information to architects, contractors, attorneys, engineers, developers, fire service personnel, and the general public.
  • Identify corrective actions necessary to bring properties into compliance with applicable fire codes, laws, regulations, and standards, and explain these measures to property owners or their representatives.

Knowledge

Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • mechanical
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • customer service

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
  • see hidden patterns
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Initiative

Technology

Examples of the technology used in this career will be available soon.

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
some college or
certificate after high school
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$55,440
per year, on average
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