Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers
- Design fire detection equipment, alarm systems, and fire extinguishing devices and systems.
- Inspect buildings or building designs to determine fire protection system requirements and potential problems in areas such as water supplies, exit locations, and construction materials.
- Advise architects, builders, and other construction personnel on fire prevention equipment and techniques and on fire code and standard interpretation and compliance.
- Determine causes of fires and ways in which they could have been prevented.
- Direct the purchase, modification, installation, maintenance, and operation of fire protection systems.
- Consult with authorities to discuss safety regulations and to recommend changes as necessary.
- Develop plans for the prevention of destruction by fire, wind, and water.
- Study the relationships between ignition sources and materials to determine how fires start.
- Attend workshops, seminars, or conferences to present or obtain information regarding fire prevention and protection.
The data sources for the information displayed here include: O*NET™; US Department of Labor (BLS); Virginia Workforce Connection.
Projections Quick View:
Virginia: + 7.6%
National: + 8.5%
Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
Highest ($50,000 and up)