Profession fire prevention and protection engineer

Fire prevention and protection engineers study, design, and developed innovative solutions aimed to the prevention of fire and the protection of people, natural sites, and urban areas. They propose suitable materials for construction, clothing, or other applications and they design detection systems aiming to prevent fire or the propagation of it.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Technical drawings

    Drawing software and the various symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles and page layouts used in technical drawings.

  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

  • Environmental legislation

    The environmental policies and legislation applicable in a certain domain.

  • Fire protection engineering

    Application of engineering principles for the design and production of fire detection, prevention and suppression systems that range from the conception of fire alarms to space planning and building design.

  • Fire prevention procedures

    The regulations concerning fire and explosion prevention, and the equipment, systems and methods used in it.

  • Fire-fighting systems

    The devices and systems used to extinguish fires; the classes and chemistry of fire.

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

  • Safety engineering

    The engineering discipline used to ensure that systems, machines and equipment work according to the set safety standards and laws, such as environmental law.

  • Fire safety regulations

    The legal rules to be applied for fire safety and fire prevention in a facility.

Skills

  • Conduct fire tests

    Conduct tests on a variety of materials such as building or transportation materials in order to determine their physical properties against fire such as flame resistance, surface burning characteristics, oxygen concentration or smoke generation.

  • Approve engineering design

    Give consent to the finished engineering design to go over to the actual manufacturing and assembly of the product.

  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

  • Adjust engineering designs

    Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.

Optional knowledge and skills

textile materials advise on construction materials advise on safety improvements design principles test safety strategies materials science advise architects thermodynamics draft design specifications physics chemistry educate public on fire safety civil engineering conduct fire safety inspections perform laboratory tests develop material testing procedures determine fire risks record test data act as contact person during equipment incident