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Fire Inspector

Job Summary

Responsible for inspecting buildings to ensure they are up to fire control standards. Detect possible fire hazards and issue warnings if buildings are not in compliance.

Primary responsibilities

  • Inspect buildings and structures to identify potential fire hazards.
  • Ensure buildings are equipped with fire control equipment, including fire extinguishers.
  • Locate fire code violations.
  • Recommend actions to bring properties into compliance.
  • Conduct inspections onsite.
  • Check for accumulations of combustible material, electrical wiring problems, and inadequate or non-functional fire exits.
  • Test fire protection systems.
  • Ensure buildings are in accordance with appropriate laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, and standards.
  • Write and file reports.
  • Inspect properties that store, handle, and use hazardous materials to ensure compliance with laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Keep abreast of current fire safety codes and firefighting procedures.
  • Conduct practice fire drills.
  • Evaluate evacuation procedures.
  • Determine causes of fire.
  • Present and explain fire code requirements and fire prevention information to engineers and construction workers.
  • Collect and prepare evidence and present it in court.
  • Issue and update permits.
  • Serve condemnation notices when fire code violations are not corrected.
  • Install fire alarm and sprinkler systems.
  • Replace defective fire detection equipment.

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