Fire Inspectors & Investigators
Arson Investigator, Fire Inspector, Fire Investigator, Fire Prevention Inspector
What they do:Inspect buildings to detect fire hazards and enforce local ordinances and state laws, or investigate and gather facts to determine cause of fires and explosions.
On the job, you would:
- Prepare and maintain reports of investigation results, and records of convicted arsonists and arson suspects.
- Testify in court cases involving fires, suspected arson, and false alarms.
- Package collected pieces of evidence in securely closed containers, such as bags, crates, or boxes, to protect them.
Safety and Government
- public safety and security
- law and government
- customer service
Engineering and Technology
- building and construction
Education and Training
- teaching and course design
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- talking to others
- understanding people's reactions
- looking for ways to help people
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- communicate by writing
- listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
- notice when problems happen
- use rules to solve problems
- pay attention to something without being distracted
- see hidden patterns
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Attention to Detail
- Concern for Others
You might use software like this on the job:
Data base user interface and query software
- Code database software
- Microsoft Access
- Microsoft PowerPoint
Electronic mail software
- Email software
- Microsoft Outlook
Education: (rated 3 of 5)
certificate after high school or
Get started on your career:
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Local Salary Info
- Construction & Building Inspectors
- Fire-Prevention & Protection Engineers
- First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting & Prevention Workers
- Forest Fire Inspectors & Prevention Specialists
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