Miya Buckley-HenningWest Los Angeles College December 18, 2011
Job Description•Under close supervision.•Performs professional fireprotection engineering workinvolving review and approvalof moderately difficultconstruction plans.•Inspects building sites forcompliance with fire protectioncodes and regulations.•Work under immediateadministrative and technicalsupervision of a higher-levelfire prevention engineer.•Engage in the performance ofprofessional engineeringassignments of limited reviews.
Approval of construction plans. Review of water supply systems. Inspects of hydrants accessibility. Checks fire access for the purpose of safeguarding life and property against loss from fire, panic, explosions and related hazards. Conducts plan reviews of moderately difficult building plans, such as, small public assemblages, business occupancies, single family and multi-family residences for fire flow, hydrant location, access, and proper handling of fire hazardous materials. Uses strip maps to plot building plans on tract and parcel maps for the review of property lines to determine hydrant availability and fire flow. Checks building plan; identifies discrepancies in plans with applicable codes; provides recommendations for resolving discrepancies; conveys such information to project applicant. Checks building plan resubmittals and building sites for compliance with requirements and provides approval for issuance of permits by Building and Safety. Performs calculations to determine construction requirements for fire flow; conducts field inspections to verify hydrant locations; calculates hydrant flow; performs calculations for on- site fire protection systems, such as automatic sprinkler systems for multi-family and single family residences. Acts as liaison for the Fire Department with building and safety offices or water companies, providing information pertaining to fire protection requirements. Provides interpretations of fire protection regulations to project applicants. Assists higher-level fire prevention engineers on more complex assignments including preliminary review of plans, research of fire codes and on-site inspection of hydrant locations and structures. Provides information to project applicants pertaining to status of plans and informal review of proposed plans for compliance with applicable regulations and codes. Prepares logs and files building plans and maps. Works in an assigned support capacity during major emergency incidents. Performs inspection with heavy equipment.
•Fire protection engineers work in offices in fire stations,and on building sites in all weather conditions. They maywork at heights or in confined spaces when inspecting abuilding.•Fire protection engineers travel to building sites to inspectbuildings, or to meet with architects or builders. Fireprotection engineers sometimes need to travel to buildingsites that have been fire damaged, in order to carry outpost-fire analysis.•Uniform dress code; white collar shirt, black slacks, blacktie, black shoes, and fire engineer badge.
I. Must have knowledge of basic engineering principles; fire codes and regulations; fire hazardous materials.II. Knowledge of mathematics sufficient to perform related engineering calculations.III. The ability to read building plans, legal land maps, and parcels.IV. Knowledge of building codes, fire codes and NFPA standards.V. Current or previous experience in fire alarm and fire sprinkler design in retail, commercial, mercantile or related markets.VI. Knowledge of fire modeling and fire sprinkler hydraulic calculations.VII. Superior verbal and written communication skills.VIII. Highly proficient in the use of eDAPTS.IX. Ability to meet fast-paced deadlines while maintaining quality design.X. Self-starter with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
EducationEDUCATION REQUIRED1. An Associates degree from an accredited college with completion of at least 15 semester units or 23 quarter units of fire protection related courses.2. Completion of two years of a four year program in an accredited college or university with specialization in civil engineering, fire protection engineering, fire protection administration fire technology related field.3. Two years experience performing fire protection engineering work.
I. Fire Prevention Engineer technical skills is really based on Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and eDAPTS.
Tools and Equipments Fire Engineers use measuring wheel to check the distance from fire Fire Prevention Engineers also hydrant to constructed uses a wrench and hose nozzle work site. to open up fire hydrants to check water pressure from the fire hydrant. Fire Prevention Engineers use the computer software called eDapts to input plans into the computer and to assign a parcel number to the project that’s being constructed.
Fire Prevention Engineers can also become Fire Prevention Engineer II whichthey need to have the following experiences; 1. Five years experience performing fire protection engineering work - OR - Two years experience at the level of Fire Prevention Engineering Assistant I. 2. Fire Engineers pay increase went up to 12.5%.
Membership of the Institution of Fire Engineers is normally conferredthrough an examination process. Individuals who achieve successfulscores on the membership examinations of the Institution areadmitted to the appropriate grades based upon the nature andcontent of the examinations passed.This committee gives you a diploma so others can recognize theaccomplishments you already had completed. Information listedbelow;http://www.ife-usa.com/Membership.asp#Additional information