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Department of Computer Science & Engineering Technology

Fire Protection Engineering Technology - Career Opportunities


Fire claims thousands of lives and injures hundreds of thousands more every year in the United States.  The annual economic figures are staggering, billions of dollars in property loss is surpassed only by the tens of billions of dollars in property damage.  Fire Protection Engineering Technology offers numerous opportunities to utilize the knowledge and skills gained in the Fire Protection Engineering Technology program from fire protection system design to consulting.

The following is a list of careers available to Fire Protection Engineering Technology:
  • Fire Protection Engineering Consultant - A consultant addressed all fire safety issues and works with engineers from other disciplines as well as architects and owners in the design of buildings.

  • Research and Testing - Fire research involves studying fire protection personnel and systems as well as human and systems responsiveness during a fire.

  • Corporate - Corporations employs Fire Protection Engineering to protect company interest. Corporate Safety and Fire Engineers ensure adequate protection of employees and facilities from fire.

  • Insurance Loss Reduction - Use your knowledge to minimize potential fire hazards and conditions through survey, analysis, and building plan review.

  • Federal Government - Protect federal employees, facilities, and operations from fire and hazardous conditions.

  • Equipment Manufacture - Design fire protection equipment to be reliable as well as cost effective, ensure proper manufacture, installation, and resolve all field issues.

  • International - Fire Protection Engineers demand is growing around the world, opportunities in South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East are steadily increasing.

  • The Fire Service The fire service offers exciting and challenging careers in fire protection. The safety and fire protection engineer may have a broad range of responsibilities including: working with city planners and code officials, researching new technologies, investigating and analyzing significant fires, training personnel in technical issues, and communicating the latest fire prevention knowledge to the department and the public.


In addition here is a link to expected income for SFET professionals.



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Last updated or reviewed on 10/3/13

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