1. #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    0

    Default Fire Inspector I

    Hello, my name is Rosi and I recently got my certificate for Florida Fire Inspector I. I have never had any firefighting experience before. I am a civilian. I have started to look around and call the local civil offices of Tampa, Clearwater, etc.... but I can not seem to find any information about work. I used this website back when I was taking classes at SPC, and I decided to register over here and find some information. If someone can pinpoint me in the right direction, that would be fantastic.
    Thanks very much!
    Rosi.

  2. #2
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Lakeland, FL
    Posts
    141

    Default

    it's somewhat unusual for someone without experience or a minimum standards cert to do that, I suppose, but there are places that employ civilian inspectors. unfortunately, the only place I know of is clearwater. most fire dept's have their own inspectors (i.e. firefighter's who decide to get their inspector cert and move into the prevention division). if I hear of any other places who have civilian inspectors, I'll let you know. have you thought about doing building inspection instead? at any rate, local governments pretty much aren't hiring anyone these days. mostly firing unfortunately.

  3. #3
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Orlando.fl
    Posts
    19

    Default

    I've just finished Fire Investigator classes and have to take the state test, which I have no info on whatsoever. But anyway Its very hard to come by any info in the fire investigator line of work, it seems that everybody hiring is looking for so many years of experience. I already have my standards/emt certs along with being a marine, so I hope to get some more info if possible.

  4. #4
    MembersZone Subscriber
    FFPotenziano's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Posts
    46

    Default

    Check with private investigators or insurance companies for the investigations side. Budget cuts to fire departments has reduced the staffing for fire investigations, so, insurance companies are looking to protect their assets.

  5. #5
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Sunny South Florida
    Posts
    453

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by FFPotenziano View Post
    Check with private investigators or insurance companies for the investigations side. Budget cuts to fire departments has reduced the staffing for fire investigations, so, insurance companies are looking to protect their assets.

    Also most fire departments require you to be FF2 certified any many now also require you to be an EMT.
    If your going to cry about doing the job you signed up for do us all a favor and quit, there are plenty of dedicated people standing in line for the best job in the world.

    Firefighter/Paramedic

  6. #6
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    48

  7. #7
    Forum Member
    utilitycow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Tampa Bay Area, Fl
    Posts
    142

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucsfan View Post
    I've just finished Fire Investigator classes and have to take the state test, which I have no info on whatsoever. But anyway Its very hard to come by any info in the fire investigator line of work, it seems that everybody hiring is looking for so many years of experience. I already have my standards/emt certs along with being a marine, so I hope to get some more info if possible.
    A friend just got hired by some insurance investigation company. He gets paid a flat rate plus mileage per assignment. Says he makes pretty good money for the time invested, but it's only a second job for him and he only works when there is a fire within his designated area. He had several years experience at the State Fire Marshal's office as an investigator, fire officer, law enforcement, etc.
    I got my Inspector Cert hoping it helps me get hired and the classes also apply towards Fire Officer I. I think you guys are going about this backwards. I looked for a job as an inspector and found nothing. It's a job that people stay in for 20+ years. Usually it is because they can no longer fight fire due to injury or health.
    ...at this time.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Ct Fire Inspector
    By FireInspectorPA in forum Connecticut
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-29-2008, 01:34 PM
  2. fire inspector
    By point900 in forum Career Advancement
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-26-2006, 10:43 PM
  3. How do I become a fire inspector?
    By buffed21 in forum Hiring & Employment Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-16-2006, 06:59 PM
  4. Fire Inspector
    By FIREFLY2420 in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-19-2002, 11:23 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register