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Fire Protection Technology


Job opportunities are available with governmental agencies, industrial firms, private corporations, insurance rating organizations, safety organizations, educational organizations, and municipal or volunteer fire departments. Depending on your continued education possible careers include but not limited to:

• Firefighter
• Fire Officer
• Arson Investigator 
• Fire and Security Control Install Tech Specialist
• Fire Insurance Appraiser
• Fire Inspector
• Fire or Emergency Service Instructor
• Fire Protection Specialist
• Hazardous Materials Technician
• Health and Safety Specialist
• Rescue Technician
• Fire Protection Field Analyst
• Fire/Life Safety Educator

 » America’s Career InfoNet and the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics’  » Occupational Outlook Handbook websites give detailed information about the skills, abilities, work activities, and recommended education for jobs in fields using skills that can be learned in the Fire Protection Technology program.  America’s Career InfoNet shows North Carolina employment for Firefighters to grow 18% and First-Line Supervisors 17% from 2010-2020, double the national average.


2550 US HIGHWAY 70 SE • HICKORY, NC • 28602-8302 • 828.327.7000
Updated 05.14.2015: Fire Protection