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    Default Fire inspector/Prevention job

    Anyone here have a job in fire inspection/prevention?

    I've signed up to test for a prevention position with a local FD... I read the description of the job, and while it's very different from a regular Firefighter position, it still sounds like something I would enjoy. The career path eventually leads to fire investigator/arson investigator positions.

    Anybody doing anything like this? Likes/dislikes?

    Thanks!

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    By chance Dallas city??

    Guess depends on what you are doing now??

    Yes generally it is a fun job, if dallas all the stars and mavericks games you want to see

    Not sure how Dallas works , but think they do annual inspections of buildings/ businesses and do inspection of new construction

    Annual inspections can be fun, you see something different everyday

    Getting people to take care of violations is about 90% will cooperate and the other 10 will be your pain in the a to get them to correct things

    Once again if Dallas it is a good starting place and occasionally other cities in the area will have openings, so with the cert you get at Dallas you can bump to other cities

    Also remember Dallas politics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gambit7 View Post
    Anyone here have a job in fire inspection/prevention?

    I've signed up to test for a prevention position with a local FD... I read the description of the job, and while it's very different from a regular Firefighter position, it still sounds like something I would enjoy. The career path eventually leads to fire investigator/arson investigator positions.

    Anybody doing anything like this? Likes/dislikes?

    Thanks!
    I do prevention for my small combo department but it is mostly education as we do not do inspections. If we get a complaint, I will address it with the business owner informally and ask that they take care of it within a specified period of time. As we have no enforcement powers, if the business owner does not take care of the issue, I will call the state fire marshal for enforcement, and act as the department's point man in working with them on the issue.

    We do not do fire investigations. The State Fire marshal's office handles that.

    In addition to my pubed duties, I also handle pre-planning, a wide range of training duties, grant-writing and specific administrative functions.
    Train to fight the fires you fight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire49 View Post
    By chance Dallas city??

    Yes generally it is a fun job, if dallas all the stars and mavericks games you want to see

    Not sure how Dallas works , but think they do annual inspections of buildings/ businesses and do inspection of new construction

    Annual inspections can be fun, you see something different everyday

    Getting people to take care of violations is about 90% will cooperate and the other 10 will be your pain in the a to get them to correct things

    Once again if Dallas it is a good starting place and occasionally other cities in the area will have openings, so with the cert you get at Dallas you can bump to other cities

    Also remember Dallas politics
    Yes, it's Dallas. That's what I'm thinking, is that with the inspections, it's always going to be something different. Variety is something I enjoy.

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    Note;;;

    In Dallas you cannot go from prevention directly, without going through the normal hiring / testing process for firefighter

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire49 View Post
    Note;;;

    In Dallas you cannot go from prevention directly, without going through the normal hiring / testing process for firefighter
    That's what I've heard, that if you want to "transfer" from FPO to Firefighter, you have to test again, and go through the training process.

    If I get hired on as an FPO, I plan on staying on that side of things. I would not plan to transfer to the other career path.

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    Anyone else applying for the FPO Trainee with Dallas this year?

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    I applied also curious to see how things are done on the FPO side

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    You have a code book, you go out and look at a business or building, write up violations, and go back at future date for reinspection
    Than repeat above steps for next place

    In simple terms

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