The Fire Prevention Officer enforces state laws and local ordinances in the field of fire prevention, fire investigation, fire inspection and training.
- Provides fire safety surveys of buildings, processes and practices regulated by the department.
- Enforces state and local fire safety laws.
- Determines the origin and cause of fires.
- Provides special assistance to fire cause investigators when requested.
- Examines building plans for code compliance.
- Provides fire prevention training and education of firefighters and the public.
- Responds to fire scenes as directed by the alarm room.
- Enforces established department codes.
- Inspects and is familiar with the location of streets, buildings, hydrants and unusual hazards.
- Completes, reviews and forwards all required reports.
- Conducts code compliance fire inspections in new construction and existing structures.
- Create Fire Inspection reports.
- Participates in pre-development meetings with Town.
- Required to actively participate in on-going training to be knowledgeable in current codes and regulations and fire prevention.
- Creates adequate and accurate documentation of findings and seeks appropriate actions to abate hazards.
- Work involves serving the public.
- Work requires interaction with representatives of other County departments, other fire departments and local, state and federal agencies.
- Required to represent Rural/Metro at County development meetings.
- Participate in annual Public Safety demonstrations.
- Portable radios are used as a means of communication.
- Must conduct all radio communications in a professional, respectful manner.
- Reviews paperwork for accuracy and correct process.
- Complies and enforces all policies and procedures.
- Has successfully completed all required Compliance Training within the required time period.
- Has had no compliance related corrective action during the current review period.
- Perform other duties as directed.
- Other duties may be assigned that are specific to the local operation.
- Minimum of 3 years in fire service work, including one year of fire prevention, inspection or investigative work.
- Must possess a minimum level of Fire Inspector II through the International Code Council
- Knowledge of building construction
- Plans review knowledge and experience
- Must be able to read and understand fire and building codes.
- Appropriate post-secondary education from an accredited institution.
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Frequently: Problem solving, professional judgment, decision making, reasoning.
- Constantly: Work requires the ability to read and write reports, and read and interpret manuals. General math calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.Stress Factors:
- Frequently: Professional judgment, high pressure.
- Occasionally: Fatigue, intense tasksEquipment Operated:
- Standard Microsoft Windows and Office software, printers, Fire incident reporting system, building code and research manuals.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Work is performed primarily in an indoor office environment;
This brief summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties. Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent’s supervisor at any time based upon Company need.