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Fire Safety Technician


Inspect and maintain fire extinguishers and related systems.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Performs monthly inspections of portable fire extinguishers, fire hoses, and pre-engineered fire suppression systems in accordance with Florida State Fire Equipment Dealer permits Class 02 and 04.
  • Performs annual maintenance on all types of portable fire extinguishers and fire hoses for certification and tagging purposes.
  • Recognizes discrepancies and recommending the correct types of fire extinguishers required for fire protection in all hazard areas including special and high hazard areas (i.e. laboratories, flammable storage, electrical, etc.) in accordance with state fire code requirements for all buildings/locations on assigned route.

Education and Experience

A high school diploma and two years of appropriate experience. Appropriate vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Licensure and Certification

Possession of valid Class I and Class IV permits issued by the State Fire Marshal in accordance with Section 633.061, Florida Statutes.


This position does not typically have supervisory responsibility.

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