Fire & Safety
“Fire & safety” these two words stand very important meaning for us. It refers to the precautions against the fire and others to access the safety. How much rich we are, how reputed we are or how powerful we are. When the fire caught to our properties, everything turns to ruin.
The fire is a big hazard in our life and it is more to prone in industries, factories, organizations, hospitals, malls and areas where people gather as a big crowd.
The incident of fire generates by the small loop holes in safety assessment. That’s why when we talk about the fire we must know about the safety. Actually safety alone refers to all the kinds of precautions against all types of hazards.
But fire is one of the biggest issue. Fire does not give much chance to defend the properties and lives of Peoples. Preparation & research is the only way to keep the fire aside from our properties. No means of post requisite programmes.
By the overestimate of this crucial aspect of our life, the government of India has design the professional courses in our education system for providing us the knowledge about the fire and safety. It is one of the best emerging fields in India.
The types of safety are as follows (as per the workplace):
- Fire safety
- Health and personal safety
- Occupational safety
- Industrial safety
- Constructional safety
- Environmental safety
- Road safety
Courses & Eligibility
In Indian education system, the value of the courses in the field of fire & safety has been increasing since the courses started. This education is not provided by the large number of colleges or the institutions in India. There are few colleges or institutions which are providing the various courses in the field of fire and safety.
For the convenience of the students and by the view of expanding the knowledge about fire & safety among the students of any level, the courses have molded in the following types:
- Certificate courses for the duration of 6 months
- Advanced certificate courses for the duration of 6 months
- Diploma courses for the duration of 1 year
- Advanced diploma courses for the duration of 1 year
- PG diploma courses for the duration of 1 year
- UG degree courses for the duration of 3 years
- PG degree courses for the duration of 2 years
Besides these courses, there are some other international courses for the duration of some days, available in India such as the following:
- OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
- IOSH (Institute of Occupational Safety and Health)
- NASP (National Association of Safety Professionals)
- IASP (International Association of Safety professionals)
In all courses provided in India or abroad, the students are taught and trained about the safety and laws, safety management, safety engineering, control procedure, occupational hygiene and health, environmental education, fire types, extinguisher type and usages, fire engineering, mock drills and disaster management.
Fire & Safety Tips
Here are some fire & safety tips :
- Install smoke detection system
- Provide adequate means of escape
- Conduct regular fire drills
- Keep the building plans handy
- Outline clear pathways to exit doors
- Maintain smoke suppression systems
- Make your office accessible to fire fighters
To get the admission in above courses, the eligibility criterion is different for each one. The student having the HSC level education or above can pursue the certificate course and diploma course. For the advanced certificate courses and the advanced diploma courses, the students need to pass the SSC/ITI level education.
Few institutions offer the UG degree programme leading to the B.Sc in fire and safety and B.Tech in fire engineering, and the PG diploma programme in the same field. For admissions in B.Tech courses, you can appear in the JEE Main 2022 national level exam. The admission to UG programme and the PG diploma is based on the entrance examination. You can apply for GATE 2022 for PG courses.
The new educational programme is emerging in safety leading to the MBA in safety management.
Career & jobs
It is one of the most paid, most respectful and most responsible careers. Safety precautions are now mandatory in all establishments. There are plenty of jobs in fire and safety field. Safety is an integral part of our daily life.
Before the 1960s, the accidents were increasing in industries. After the case study of accidents, experts came to know that accidents were happening due to the lack of safety precautions and knowledge.
It is the dangerous and responsible job. The professional needs to be careful & alert. The job nature contains the emergency plan’s existence and implementation, training to the workers for fire and safety, training on the types of hazard and types of fire extinguisher, the cost of accident, accident incident record and existence of critical control points.
After the completion of course, you may get the higher reputed job designation in the private sector as well in the government sector. You can be hired by the airline industries, rigs plants, refinery, multinational industries, manufacturing plant or you may get the chance to go abroad in this career.
In the field of fire and safety, there are the top job profiles as the following:
- Safety Inspector
- Fire & safety Supervisor
- Safety Engineer
- Fire Men
- Safety Assistant
- Health Assistant
- Fire Protection Technician
- Safety Auditor
- Fire Officer
- Safety Officer
- Safety Warden
- Safety Instructor
- Safety Auditor
- Safety In charge
- Director Fire Services
- Divisional Fire Officer
- Station Fire Officer
- Leading Officer
The career in safety and fire is one of the fastest emerging fields among the students. The requirement of expert professional is always increasing. According to a survey around 12000 skilled professionals are required every year in India.
The India government has declared by the parliament that the compulsory of a safety professional at all constructional sites. The starting salary in this field is Rs. 15 – 20 thousand per month. It is the highly paid career field. In abroad you may get the $65 – $80 thousand annually.
Top job sectors
- Corporate organization
- Chemical industries
- Textile industries
- Electrical industries
- Packaging industries
- Manufacturing plant
- Indian Army
- Police fire department
- Airlines or aviation industries
- Electronics goods manufacturing industries
- Shopping complexes
Books & Study Materials
Here we have listed some popular books to study Fire & Safety:
A Day With Firefighters by Jan Kottke
Guide to Safe Handling of Compressed Gases by Matheson
Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering by SFPE
Wildfires by Paul P. and Diane M. Sipiera
Fire! Fire! by Gail Gibbons
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