Profession fire protection technician

Fire protection technicians install and maintain fire protection equipment, such as fire extinguishers, fire alarms, fire detection systems, or sprinkler systems in facilities to ensure compliance to safety standards and protection from fire hazards. They inspect the equipment to ensure its functionality, and perform repairs.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Enterprising / Realistic
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Health and safety regulations

    Necessary health, safety, hygiene and environmental standards and legislation rules in the sector of particular activity.

  • Fire safety regulations

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

  • Fire-fighting systems

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

  • Fire prevention procedures

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

Skills

  • Order equipment

    Source and order new equipment when necessary.

  • Estimate damage

    Estimate damage in case of accidents or natural disasters.

  • Maintain safety systems

    Maintain the operational condition of life-saving, fire fighting and other safety systems.

  • Perform minor repairs to equipment

    Conduct routine maintenance on equipment. Recognise and identify minor defects in equipment and make repairs if appropriate.

  • Operate fire extinguishers

    Understand the operation of fire extinguishing equipment and fire extinguishing techniques.

  • Arrange equipment repairs

    Arrange for equipment repairs when necessary.

  • Perform preventive maintenance on fire fighting vehicles

    Keep firefighting vehicles ready for use at any time. Maintain all aspects of firefighting vehicles and ensure that vehicles function correctly.

  • Inspect fire equipment

    Inspect fire equipment, such as fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems, and fire vehicle systems, to ensure the equipment is functional and to assess its faults.

Optional knowledge and skills

environmental policy pyrotechnic articles legislation organise fire station execute vehicle maintenance advise on safety improvements write work-related reports handling of dangerous goods test safety strategies use different communication channels undertake inspections perform risk analysis hydraulics use different types of fire extinguishers pollution prevention