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Research 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.
 Tools & Technology
 Tools used in this occupation:
 
  • Visual filters
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  • Photosensitive diodes
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  • Heat sinks
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  • Photo tubes
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  • Gas burners
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  • Analytical or scientific software
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  • Computer aided design CAD software
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  • Project management software
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  • Presentation software
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  • Office suite software
  •  Tasks
     
  • Design fire detection equipment, alarm systems, and fire extinguishing devices and systems.
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  • 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.
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  • Advise architects, builders, and other construction personnel on fire prevention equipment and techniques, and on fire code and standard interpretation and compliance.
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  • Determine causes of fires and ways in which they could have been prevented.
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  • Direct the purchase, modification, installation, maintenance, and operation of fire protection systems.
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  • Consult with authorities to discuss safety regulations and to recommend changes as necessary.
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  • Develop plans for the prevention of destruction by fire, wind, and water.
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  • Study the relationships between ignition sources and materials to determine how fires start.
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  • Attend workshops, seminars, or conferences to present or obtain information regarding fire prevention and protection.
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  • Develop training materials and conduct training sessions on fire protection.
  •  Skills
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
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  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
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  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
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  • Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
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  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
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  • Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  •  Knowledge
     
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
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  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
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  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
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  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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  • Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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  • Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal m
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  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
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  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
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     Education & Training
      Education:   Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
      Related Experience:   A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
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     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide $98,327.00 $47.27  $35.38  $39.25 - $56.09 
    Bridgeport/Stamford $103,623.00 $49.82  $37.32  $39.57 - $58.06 
    Danbury $73,102.00 $35.15  $24.20  $26.76 - $42.46 
    Hartford $99,390.00 $47.79  $38.34  $41.65 - $55.71 
    New Haven $94,894.00 $45.62  $31.53  $35.72 - $54.68 
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