Fire-Prevention & Protection Engineers


Research causes of fires, determine fire protection methods, and design or recommend materials or equipment such as structural components or fire-detection equipment to assist organizations in safeguarding life and property against fire, explosion, and related hazards.
Also called: Engineer, Fire Protection Engineer, Loss Control Manager, Senior Engineer

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • design
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • customer service

Skills:

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

Abilites:

    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

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
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • A Large Outdoor Fire plume Trajectory model Flat Terrain ALOFT-FT
  • Berkeley Algorithm for Breaking Window Glass in a Compartment Fire BREAK1
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Autodesk Revit
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    bachelor's degree
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