Fire Protection Engineer

Fire Protection Engineer

What does a Fire Protection Engineer do?

Fire Protection engineer applies science and engineering principles to protect people, property, and their environments from the harmful and destructive effects of fire and smoke. Examples include the following:

  • It encompasses engineering which focuses on fire detection, fire suppression systems, and mitigation.
  • Fire protection engineering also focuses on human behavior and maintaining a tenable environment for evacuation from a fire.
  • NASA uses fire engineers in its space program to help improve safety.
  • Fire engineers are also employed to provide 3rd party review for performance based fire engineering solutions submitted in support of local building regulation applications.

To become a registered Fire Protection Engineer, you need a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in fire protection engineering or a related field. With state licensure, fire protection engineers can work independently and a master’s degree and voluntary certification might help them advance in their careers. It is also important that university engineering programs be accredited by an organization called ABET To view additional qualifications or to answer questions about this field log onto

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