What is Fire Protection Engineering
Fire Protection (or Safety) Engineering is a specialised field in Environmental and Civil Engineering. Fire safety relates to all factors that can have an influence on the safety of humans in the event of a fire. Fire Protection Engineering creates plans and tactics for reducing smoke and fire damage in houses, buildings and cities.
Fire Safety Engineers work closely with architects, Structural and Civil Engineers and also builders during the design phase of a building. Alarm systems, stairwells, insulation and ventilation are the main concerns for a Fire Safety Engineer in enclosed spaces.
First aid and additional safety courses are needed along with the bachelor’s degree for a graduate to begin working in the fire safety and protection industry. Fire Protection Engineers are often employed by construction and development companies. There is the option for Fire Protection Engineers to become inspectors, tasked with determining the causes of a fire accident and how it could have been prevented.