Fire Protection Equipment Technician checks the nozzle on a fire hose

Fire Protection Equipment Technician

Fire Protection Equipment Technicians install, test and maintain fire protection equipment and systems such as extinguishers, hoses, reels, hydrants, fire blankets, exit lighting, fire and smoke doors, gaseous fire suppression systems, passive fire and smoke containment systems and foam generating equipment.

Overview

Fire Protection Equipment Technicians install, test and maintain fire protection equipment and systems such as extinguishers, hoses, reels, hydrants, fire blankets, exit lighting, fire and smoke doors, gaseous fire suppression systems, passive fire and smoke containment systems and foam generating equipment.

Day-to-day

  • protects human life and property from fire damage, using fire prevention techniques
  • reads and understands complicated technical documents
  • keeps up to date with fire protection measures against terrorist threats or natural disasters
  • analyses existing protection measures and designs up-to-date fire protection systems
  • consults with architects or other industry experts to design safe buildings or transportation vehicles
  • researches new issues in fire prevention and develops solutions, sometimes with the use of advanced computer modelling systems, to predict the occurrence and spread of fire
  • tests the ability of particular chemicals to suppress fire or performs research on existing fire prevention techniques
  • conducts analysis of fire risks and develops appropriate safeguards.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving.

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