competency statements. Undergraduate and graduate level fire protection courses offered by
the educational institutions listed in Appendix A may be supplemented by engineering courses
at accredited institutions to meet the minimum requirements of OPM Occupation Series 804.
Attainment of the competencies listed in this Standard should be documented by a qualifying
official or the immediate supervisor of federal fire protection engineers using any of the
Documented evaluation of equivalencies
Documented oral evaluation
Documented observation of performance
CONTINUING EDUCATION, TRAINING AND PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS
Fire protection engineers shall participate in continuing education and training as necessary to
improve their performance and proficiency and ensure that they stay up-to-date on changing
technology and new requirements. This may include courses, training and/or professional
association meetings provided by:
Department of Energy
Other government agencies
A description of suggested learning proficiency activities, and the requirements for the
continuing education and training program for federal fire protection engineers are included in
Appendix A of this document.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following are the typical duties and responsibilities expected of DOE defense nuclear
facility technical personnel assigned to the Fire Protection Functional Area:
1. Serve as the subject matter expert in the area of fire protection and fire department
Review fire hazard analyses, assessments, and other fire safety documentation for
compliance with applicable requirements.
Evaluate the adequacy of the site fire department/brigade emergency services program.
This includes; organization, staffing, apparatus, equipment, training, and other program
Review the adequacy of contractor fire protection programs to ensure compliance with
applicable codes, regulations, Departmental Orders, standards, guides, and accepted
"Improved Risk" practices.
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