Fire Safety Directors
The majority of fire safety directors are employed in large cities such as New York, Chicago, Seattle, and Los Angeles. They work for the management companies of skyscrapers and large residential buildings, hotels, colleges and universities, hospitals, and factories.
Some people enter this career by first working as fire wardens or fire guards. The best way to learn about career opportunities is by contacting the management companies of skyscrapers and other large buildings to inquire about job openings. Employment Web sites such as Careerbuilder.com also provide job listings.
After completing additional postsecondary education, experienced and highly skilled fire safety directors can become emergency services directors, who are employed by government agencies to prepare and implement plans to respond to natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and other emergencies.
Tips for Entry
Obtain experience in managerial positions that require high levels of responsibility.
Contact the management groups of public buildings in your city to inquire about job opportunities.
Visit the following Web sites for job listings:
Learn as much as you can about fire safety and evacuation procedures.