Fire Investigators


Conduct investigations to determine causes of fires and explosions.
Also called: Arson Investigator, Fire Investigator, Fire Marshal, State Fire Marshal

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • mechanical
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Business
  • customer service

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • teaching people how to do something

Abilites:

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

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • Consolidated Model of Fire and Smoke Transport CFAST
  • Fire Dynamics Software FDS
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access
  • National Fire Incident Reporting System NFIRS
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    some college
    certificate after high school
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