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About Career as a Fire Engineer

Fire engineering is a field which explores the various possibilities of preventing fires. It can be defined as the art and science of designing buildings and facilities for life safety and property protection in the event of an unwanted fire. This includes the application of scientific and engineering principles, based on an understanding of the phenomena and effects of fire and of reaction and behaviour of people, property and the environment as well as the impact of fire protection systems including detection, alarm and sprinkler systems. Fire Engineering is becoming world's one of the noblest profession by virtue of its growing role in saving life and property.

Career Prospects of Career as a Fire Engineer

There is a vast scope of  employment chances for fire engineers in large manufacturing organizations particularly those like petroleum refineries, petrochemicals and plastic, fertilizers, textiles, LPG and LNG handling and bottling plants, chemicals and other plants where there are risks of fire. Fire engineers are also employed by fire departments of local government bodies, insurance companies, architectural and building design, project management,aircraft

industry, industrial processing, and any area of safety where the possibility of fire or combustion represents a hazard. Fire engineers may also work as surveyors in insurance companies.

Skills & Education Required for Career as a Fire Engineer

Fire engineers have to work in shifts in dangerous conditions and are at risk of burns, smoke inhalation and exposure to chemicals. They need to be patient and disciplined, quick and efficient, reliable, self-confident and able to work well in teams. They need to know about streets and places in their district, the handling of dangerous goods and building construction. They also need to know about fire-fighting, different types of fires and how to deal with them, and about rescue methods and equipment.

Most of the occupations in fire engineering requires a bachelor's degree. A degree in Fire Engineering can be a Bachelors of Engineering and post-graduate qualification of either Master's or PH.D. level. The entry requirement for the post graduate

qualification is generally a Bachelor of Engineering, B.E. degree in Chemical, Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.The selection for BE in Fire Engineering is through Entrance test and it is normally held in May/June. The eligibility for BE in Fire Engineering is BSc with Chemistry and either Physics or Maths or both as optional subjects. The age limit for joining   BE is between 19 to 24 and the duration of the course is 31/2years

There are also certificate and diploma courses in fire engineering offered by private institutes and for most of the courses the eligibility is SSLC or +2. After 10 + 2 with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry or its equivalent examination, one can opt for a diploma in Fire engineering. For diploma courses the duration varies from 3 months to 2 years.Apart from the educational qualification, candidate should posses some specified physical qualification. He should be  physically fit and free from organic disease to undergo practical training. Minimum acceptable physical standards for the Fire Engineering course  Height : Minimum 165 cms, Weight :  50 kgs. Chest measurement: 81 centimeters, with five centimeter expansion, Vision :  6/6, Preferably without any aid.

Comments/ Reviews on Career as a Fire Engineer

  • I am seeking for job in indian army Posted By : ramanjinamma, on 23-01-2012 19:52:35 Report Abuse

  • IAM SEEKING FOR..... JOB Posted By : MADHAVI, on 12-08-2011 11:59:49 Report Abuse

  • Sir, I have completed my PGDBM and I am presently employed with Fire Protection Engineering Co in Kolkata, I would like to pursue a Fire Engineering course, which is equivalent to B. E. / B. Tech / Advanced Diploma in Fire Engineering through correspondence, since I am already getting practical experience in my present job. Kindly suggest. Posted By : PARTHA SARATHI DHAR, on 09-07-2011 22:43:10 Report Abuse

  • sir what is the course about safety environment engineering Posted By : rambabu jaiswal, on 29-06-2011 10:23:38 Report Abuse

  • i have completed my B.E mechanical and currently m working as Asst. professor in college,i want to make carrier in fire engineer ...so what should i do? Posted By : Ashwin pathak, on 07-06-2011 13:58:47 Report Abuse

  • There is only one college for Advance Diploma in Fire Engineering that is INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FIRE ENGINEERING, MAKARDHOKDA KATOL ROAD NAGPUR PH NO 0712-2570733, 9764153555, EMAIL fireinstitute96@gmail.com, Posted By : ajay, on 31-05-2011 23:07:48 Report Abuse

  • sir i want to do a fire alarm diploma course so which institute is best for my study could u plz help out and which course is best ima grauduate studnet Posted By : basith khan , on 17-03-2011 17:45:36 Report Abuse

  • Sir.i had completed my diploma in fire&safety.next what can i do? Posted By : Azhar , on 08-11-2010 08:32:17 Report Abuse

  • hi now im studying fire safty diplomo course how is this field Posted By : karthikeyan, on 19-10-2010 06:03:13 Report Abuse

  • sir , i have complieted my diploma in fire enginering .i want to complete my degree in fire engineering so if u impart me detail information about this degree course so i wouldhave get admission in degree ..... Posted By : prerna rangari, on 31-08-2010 04:14:49 Report Abuse

  • Sir, i am working in central industrial security force (fire wing) as a Assistant sub inspector/fire. I have 10 years experience. Now i want to do Fire Fighting engineering course (i.e. equivalent to B.Tech fire) through correspondance.My educational qualification 3 year diploma in EE and Sub officer/fire course . Please list the colleges where i can do Posted By : binu.p.s, on 13-08-2010 18:01:31 Report Abuse

  • sir,i am doing diploma in mechanical engineering,am i able for fire engineering course. plz reply. thanks Posted By : satyajeet, on 14-07-2010 09:48:53 Report Abuse

  • sir , i have completede my B.A and doing job in jindal stainless since 10 years in security and safty dept , looking for fire and safety course by distance kindly send me the best univercities Posted By : ramesh, on 06-07-2010 03:21:21 Report Abuse

  • Sir, i am working in Indian Coast Guard as a Air and Domestic Fire Fighting Supervisor. I have 18 years experience. Now i want to do Fire Fighting engineering course (i.e. equivalent to B.Tech fire) through correspondance. Please list the colleges where i can do. Posted By : D Venu Gopal Rao, on 28-06-2010 09:36:35 Report Abuse

  • sir,i m working in Air Force as a Fire crew.can i do diploma in fire correspondance.if yes plz list out the college. Posted By : Rajesh kumar, on 23-05-2010 01:26:48 Report Abuse

  • sir,i am graguate and knowladge of computer i looking fare and safty coures in delhi Posted By : shambhu, on 10-05-2010 00:49:06 Report Abuse

  • sir , i have completed diploma in fire and safety and osha 30 hrs in general industries and looking for an Fire engineering degree courses offerd in india through correspondence. kindly send me the details of institution for the same bi Posted By : sibi ps, on 02-05-2010 12:45:16 Report Abuse

  • sir , i have completed B sc computers and looking for an Fire engineering courses offerd in india through correspondence. kindly send me the details of institution for the same Posted By : jayakumar .m , on 22-04-2010 10:01:19 Report Abuse

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