Fire protection engineers are commonly found in companies that specialize in work such as architecture, engineering, construction, or environmental issues. This position requires at least a bachelor's degree in engineering, though some companies require a degree in a specific discipline such as chemical engineering or fire protection. Many also require NICET III certifications and/or experience with guidelines such as the National Fire Protection Code (NFPA). As many as 10 years of previous relevant experience may be common as well, although entry-level positions exist.
Fire Protection Engineer Tasks
Act as fire protection expert for governmental authorities and policy makers.
Document and communicate fire protection issues with building and maintenance professionals.
Design fire detection and elimination equipment and procedures
Stay current on fire protection understanding through professional literature and conferences.