The demand for professional fire engineers has increased rapidly due to the number of major fire incidents occurring in small and big cities every day. Industrial, commercial and technological developments have opened the doors of employment in the field of fire fighting. If you also like challenges then you can take up fire engineering as a career.
Fire engineering is related to disciplines like civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering. At the same time, emphasis is also given on how to treat the people around and the victims in case of fire. They are taught many more technical things, such as technical knowledge of fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems, alarms, more safety with limited resources in less time and proper use of water cannons.
fire engineer job
The job of a fire engineer is very challenging. For this, along with courage, commitment to the society is necessary. The primary responsibility of a fire engineer is to eliminate or limit the effects of fire at the time of an accident. If the fire goes unchecked, there is a lot of damage to life and property. In such a situation, there is a need for people associated with fire engineering, who know better how to control the fire. For this they use different methods of fire protection. They are also responsible for improving the technology of use and maintenance of modern fire fighting equipment.
There are job opportunities in government and private sectors for students pursuing fire engineering courses. They are employed in the government sector, fire departments of local bodies and insurance companies, besides railways, defence, airports etc. Employment opportunities are also present in the industrial sector in petroleum, plastics, fertilizers, textile and chemical plants. One can also choose to work independently as a fire surveyor or risk management service provider. Indian professionals are in great demand abroad. Fire-related accidents often happen in oil mines, due to which their demand is high.
Students who have completed graduation course in fire engineering can get an initial annual package of Rs 2 to 3 lakhs. At the same time, the starting salary of students doing postgraduate courses can be from three to four lakh rupees. Opportunities for salary increase are also good here. At the same time, engineers are appointed abroad on almost twice the package than in the country.
These courses are available
BE Fire Fighting Engineering
B.Tech Fire & Safety Engineering
Certificate Course in Fire & Safety Engineering
Diploma in Fire & Industrial Safety Engineering
Diploma in Fire & Safety Engineering
Diploma in Security Engineering
Diploma in Industrial Safety Engineering
PG Diploma in Fire & Safety Engineering
To do the course related to fire engineering, it is necessary to have 12th pass with 50% marks in Physics or Mathematics subjects with Chemistry. Apart from this, it is also important to have physical abilities. Students who have done B.Sc can take admission in BE or B.Tech courses.
Delhi Institute of Fire Engineering, Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
National Fire Service College, Nagpur
College of Fire Technology, Ahmedabad
International Institute of Fire Engineering and Safety Management, Pune
Government Engineering College, Jammu
College of Fire Engineering & Safety Management, Faridabad
- Ashish Jha