Fire Protection Engineering Technician

Design plans and estimate costs for installation of fire systems.
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Salary Range
$29,000 – $70,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Fire Protection Engineering Technicians do?

Designs and drafts plans and estimates costs for installation of fire protection systems for facilities and structures, applying knowledge of drafting, physical science, engineering principles, and fire protection codes: Analyzes blueprints and specifications prepared by ARCHITECT 001.061-010 to determine dimensions of system to meet fire protection codes. Determines design and size of system components, using calculator or computer. Drafts detailed drawing of system to ensure conformance to specifications and applicable codes. May negotiate relocation of system components with SUPERINTENDENT, CONSTRUCTION 182.167-026 to resolve conflicts of co-location with other systems. May inspect fire-damaged structures to detect malfunctions. May specialize in one type of fire protection system, such as foam, water, dry chemical, or vaporous gas or specialize in one type of establishment, such as construction, insurance, or government.


Should I be a Fire Protection Engineering Technician?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to Become a
    Fire Protection Engineering Technician

    Most Fire Protection Engineering Technicians have an Associate's degree or a Certificate. Chart?chd=s:o9bvaa&chl=no+college+%2812%25%29|certificate+%2850%25%29|associate%27s+%2822%25%29|bachelor%27s+%2817%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,12,50
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