Inspects buildings and equipment to detect fire hazards and enforce state and local regulations.
This career is part of the Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security cluster Emergency and Fire Management Services pathway.
A person in this career:
- Conducts inspections and acceptance testing of newly installed fire protection systems.
- Inspects 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.
- Conducts fire code compliance follow-ups to ensure that corrective actions have been taken in cases where violations were found.
- Inspects properties that store, handle, and use hazardous materials to ensure compliance with laws, codes, and regulations, and issues hazardous materials permits to facilities found in compliance.
- Writes detailed reports of fire inspections performed, fire code violations observed, and corrective recommendations offered.
- Identifies corrective actions necessary to bring properties into compliance with applicable fire codes, laws, regulations, and standards, and explains these measures to property owners or their representatives.
- Develops or reviews fire exit plans.
- Inspects and tests fire protection or fire detection systems to verify that such systems are installed in accordance with appropriate laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, and standards.
- Attends training classes to maintain current knowledge of fire prevention, safety, and firefighting procedures.
- Inspects liquefied petroleum installations, storage containers, and transportation and delivery systems for compliance with fire laws.