Fire Safety Technicians
Fire safety technicians work to prevent fires. Typical services they perform include conducting safety inspections and planning fire protection systems. In the course of their job, fire safety technicians recognize fire hazards, apply technical knowledge, and perform services to control and prevent fires.
Minimum Education Level
The average salary for fire safety technicians was $54,000 in May 2019, according to PayScale.com. Very experienced technicians earned $82,000 or more per year. Those just starting out in the field received about $33,000 a year.
Benefits usually include compensatory time off or overtime pay for hours worked beyond the regular work schedule. Other benefits include pension plans, disabili...
Fire safety technicians may encounter dangerous situations when assisting or observing fire-fighting or when inspecting and analyzing structures damaged or destroyed by fire. Floors, walls, or entire buildings can collapse on firefighters as they work to save lives and property. Exposure to smoke, fumes, chemicals, and gases can injure or kill. Most of the duties, however, are performed in offi...
Technical careers in fire prevention and control are predicted to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2028. Technicians will be needed to help ensure that existing buildings and newly constructed ones have the correct, and functioning, fire-protection and safety systems. The greatest increase in employment will be in industry. More industries are finding that the cost ...