Fire safety directors are tasked with developing plans of action for buildings and ensuring that occupants of the building are prepared to follow these plans when necessary. They typically work alongside property managers to create response plans for buildings, which are detailed breakdowns of necessary actions to take in the event of a fire as well as preventive maintenance to avoid future fires, and these directors are also responsible for hiring and training fire safety personnel for buildings.
Fire safety directors may hold workshops or run drills with a building's occupants so they understand what to do in a crisis, and they must examine each building's blueprints and keep logs of inspections and maintenance, as well. They are also responsible for maintaining buildings' main elevators and/or sprinkler systems, and they must conduct tests for these systems on a regular basis.
A high school diploma and at least three years of experience in fire safety are generally required for this position, and fire safety directors usually work full-time with minimal travel.