Fire Prevention Officer

Fire Station Officer

Minimum Bachelors degree in Science/Physics/Chemistry

Not required

The tasks a Fire Prevention Officer, Other is expected to perform include:

Detecting and eliminating or reducing fire hazards in industrial plants, factories, warehouses, place of public assembly and other establishments

Inspecting fire extinguishing and fire prevention equipment at regular intervals

Determining temperature, pressure, etc. using instruments and by special tests to study and investigate conditions and practices likely to cause fires

Reporting findings and recommending fire preventive measures, such as provision for exits; adequate floor area and height of building; storage of combustible and explosive

materials at required distance and provision of hydrants and water supply resources, etc. to eliminate undesirable conditions

Establishing and operating fire safety programmes

Training personnel in fire-fighting and guiding operations in case of fire

Skilled in reducing the risk of fire in places like, plants, factories, etc.

Ability to inspect fire extinguishers and other fire safety devices at schools, offices, etc.

Skilled in testing a given fire safety device by inspecting the pressure, temperature, etc.

Ability to write reports in case of any breach in fire safety measures

Ability to train and guide fire personnel and keep them motivated

Not applicable




Organisational skills

Leadership abilities

It is a field job

The candidate will supervise a team of Fire-fighters and other Workers

Local travelling is necessary

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Fire stations usually work for 7 days a week and 24 hours everyday. This may vary from fire station to fire station

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as mental stress, exposure to extreme temperatures, back pain, respiratory problems, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 16,000 to INR 29,600 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of Public Administration in India

Public administration is a system through which the government carries out its business of ruling and controlling effectively. This system has been created in order to maintain a civil society and to cater to the needs of the public. Any unelected public employee who deals directly with the general public can be said to be a public administrator. They perform a wide range of functions, including managing city budgets, developing policy and legislation, implementing policies, analysing data to determine and solve public needs, ensuring security, etc. Its functions come under the spheres of public wellbeing. Maintaining public administration is the first and foremost responsibility of any government.

Of late, public administration has been introduced in Academia. The aim of educating people in public administration is to train them in democratic values such as equality, justice, security, effectiveness, and order. It also prepares such human resources who can critically analyse and review public policies of the government. The modern competitive world has given rise to a huge a requirement of specialised, educated, Public Administrators because of the ongoing pressure of globalisation, information technology and terrorism. Public administration requires high level of diplomatic skills and thorough knowledge of public issues. There are a number of jobs and career prospects for a trained and motivated Public Administrator and thus, Fire Prevention Officer have a promising career in India in future.

Fire brigade/stations

Government fire departments

Cities and towns across India