Date Added: Jan 2010
Fire inspection is a vital process that involves checking a location's risk of a fire, the ability to evacuate occupants and the ability to fight the fire. Fire inspectors are trained professionals who examine new and existing structures to ensure they are abiding by all fire codes. Fire inspectors must have at least a high school diploma. Most employers prefer candidates with previous work experience and formal training. Some have associate or bachelor degrees in fire science. Many fire inspectors complete a certification program that includes classroom instruction and practical learning experiences. Employment of fire inspectors is expected to grow as fast as average, increasing 10% from 2006 to 2016. A growing population and increase in construction will drive job growth.