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Fire Safety - A Key Area Of Work
Based on the study of Fire Engineering, there is also the opportunity to study other relevant academic qualifications, such as the membership of the Institution of Fire Engineers. Training in fire safety is critical to much of the day-to-day work of a Firefighter. Factories, offices, shops, hotels, boarding houses and railway premises are all required to comply with certain fire precaution measures, which include providing adequate means of escape. It is the job of the Fire and Rescue Service to ensure that these requirements are being followed and effectively maintained. We also provide specialist fire protection advice to local authorities responsible for licensing buildings such as theatres, cinemas, clubs and sports grounds. Hospitals, schools, nursing homes and many other institutions also need professional advice regarding fire safety.
Another important area of work is promoting fire safety through education and publicity to the general public. Close links between individual stations and their communities are vital in this, and building these gives Firefighters the opportunity to take part in all sorts of events and activities that you might not have imagined could count as “work”!