Fire-Prevention Bureau Captain

Direct activities of personnel of municipal fire prevention bureaus.
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Salary Range
$41,000 – $111,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Fire-Prevention Bureau Captains do?

Directs and coordinates activities of personnel of municipal fire prevention bureau: Directs building inspection, arson investigation, and distribution of fire prevention publicity material. Confers with officials or civic representatives to improve fire safety and fire education. Directs public information program for adults and juveniles, such as talks and demonstrations on resuscitation, fire safety, and home-safety inspections. Oversees review of new building plans to ensure compliance with laws, ordinances, and administrative rules for public fire safety. Studies and interprets fire safety codes to establish procedures for issuing permits regulating storage or use of hazardous and flammable substances. Assigns FIRE INSPECTORS to investigate hazards, cases of suspected arson, and false alarms. May participate in inspections and investigations made by subordinates. May train and evaluate employees and oversee performance of department’s clerical activities.


Should I be a Fire-Prevention Bureau Captain?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Leader: You're good at taking charge, giving directions, and inspiring other people.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Captain, Fire-Prevention Bureau, Chief of Fire Prevention, Fire Prevention Bureau Captain, Fire Prevention Captain

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    Fire-Prevention Bureau Captain

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