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Fire Safety Technicians

Employment Prospects


Most fire safety technicians are employed by public or private fire departments and the rest work for large corporations that oversee the design and operation of fire-prevention systems. Insurance companies hire fire safety technicians to survey the facilities they insure and to perform research, testing, and analysis. Fire safety technicians and fire protection engineers work in various levels of government and in branches of the armed services, where they help develop and enforce building and fire-prevention codes. Fire safety technicians also are employed by fire equipment and systems manufacturing companies, hospitals and health care facilities, industrial and chemical companies, testing and certifying laboratories, transportation companies, and universities and colleges.

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