Fire-prevention and protection engineers search for 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.
Fire protection engineers work to save lives before fires occur, by studying the causes of fires, and how architecture and design influence the prevention and suppression of fires.
Fire projection engineering involves inspecting building plans and structures to evaluate fire-fighting plans required to keep occupants and property from catastrophic damage.
How to become a fire protection engineer? A candidate needs a degree in fire science or engineering. They learn the chemistry of building materials and furnishings and the composition and interaction of suppression chemicals with fire. They learn protocols for reporting on findings and creating court documents or studies that inform construction administrators.
Students can opt for post-secondary programs in fire sciences while working at a local firefighting agency. They learn basic fundamental principles and gain field experience in fire causes and chemistry, firefighting tactics, alarms systems, water supply and hydraulics, industrial safety, and wildland fire causes and suppression strategies.
Fire protection engineers work alongside city planners, architects, interior designers and other building trade professionals focusing on the engineering, design and installation of fire alarm and sprinkler systems, evacuation portals and stairwells.
A fire protection engineer’s job in India can be at a municipality’s fire education efforts in the community, or companies that design and manufacture fire alarms and suppression systems.
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