Fire Equipment Inspector
Inspect, test, and repair conduits and fire-fighting equipment.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Fire Equipment Inspectors do?
Inspects, tests, and repairs conduits and fire-fighting equipment to secure property against fires: Turns valves to force water through lines to test them for leaks, breaks, and stoppage. Replaces and repairs defective sections of hoses and pipelines, using handtools. Inserts wire rod in hose of fire extinguishers to remove stoppages. Tests and cleans fire extinguishers and recharges them with solvents, sulfuric acid, carbon tetrachloride and chemicals [FIRE-EXTINGUISHER REPAIRER]. Maintains inventory of equipment and fills out inspection tags and reports. Reports unsatisfactory conditions to FIRE MARSHAL. May repair gas masks. May service and drive firetruck. May test for presence of gases, using gas scope or explosive meter.
Should I be a Fire Equipment Inspector?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
Calm Under Pressure:
You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
Ready for a Challenge:
You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
Also known as:
Fire Equipment Repairer Inspector, Signal Inspector
How to become a Fire Equipment Inspector
Fire Equipment Inspectors generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job.
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