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Fire Inspectors


Fire inspectors conduct examinations to enforce fire-prevention laws, ordinances, and codes; promote the development and use of effective fire-prevention methods; and provide instruction to the fire department and the general public regarding fire codes and prevention. They are employed by local fire departments and private companies, including factories, sawmills, chemical plants, and universities. Approximately 11,370 fire inspectors and investigators are employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Some Postsecondary Training




About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On



Career Ladder
Fire Marshal, or Fire Captain, or Plant Risk Manager

Fire Inspector

Firefighter or Fire Safety Technician