Career Details for Fire Inspectors

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:

  • Conduct inspections and acceptance testing of newly installed fire protection systems.
  • 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.
  • Conduct fire code compliance follow-ups to ensure that corrective actions have been taken in cases where violations were found.

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Safety and Government

  • public safety and security
  • law and government

Business

  • customer service

Engineering and Technology

  • building and construction
  • computers and electronics

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

pencil 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
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

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Verbal

  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Visual Understanding

  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things

Attention

  • pay attention to something without being distracted

user PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.

  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Independence

computer TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel

Electronic mail software

  • Microsoft Outlook

Office suite software

  • Microsoft Office

book EDUCATION

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certificate after high school or
associate's degree usually needed

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AVERAGE

New job opportunities are likely in the future.

SALARY
$58,440


per year, on average
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