Fire Prevention Officer

Fire Prevention Officer

Fire Prevention Officer
  • Full-Time
  • Keene, NH 03431
  • $65,017.68- $83,319.60 USD / Year

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The City of Keene’s Fire Department is seeking applicants for the position of Fire Prevention Officer!

Position Summary
The Fire Prevention Officer focuses on all aspects of fire inspections and fire investigations, including fire code plans review, permitting, fire prevention and public education programs.  This position ensures compliance with all applicable state and local fire regulations including the current adopted NFPA 1 Fire Code and NFPA 101 Life Safety Code and City of Keene adopted codes and ordinances.  This position is required to work collaboratively with City stakeholders and regional and state partners towards the goal of public safety and property protection!  The Fire Prevention Officer has a secondary responsibility to support operational responses including, but not limited to, Fire, EMS, and other operational response fields.  Please see the job description below for a complete list of responsibilities!

Education and Experience
Minimum qualifications include 3 years’ experience in fire prevention, inspections, and investigations, completed or be enrolled and actively pursuing a college degree in Fire Science/Protection or Safety.  Must be certified by New Hampshire Fire Standards and Training (NHFST) and/or NFPA 1031 compliant Pro Board Fire Inspector I and II.  Must have a valid driver’s license and NH EMS Providers License.

Preferred qualifications include: NHFST or NFPA 1031 Pro Board Fire Inspector/Plans Examiner I, II, III, IMSA Interior Fire Alarms I and II, National Fire Academy (NFA) Fire Inspections Principles and NFA Fire Arson Origin/Cause Investigations. Bachelor’s Degree or greater in Fire Science/Protection or Safety, IMSA Interior Fire Alarms I and II. New Hampshire Fire Standards and Training (NHFST) and or National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 1021) compliant Fire Officer I, National Registry Advanced Emergency Medical Technician. and NHFST and/or NFPA 1033 Pro Board-Certified Fire Investigator/Plans Review I and II.

Required knowledge includes hazard identification and the ability to make corrective recommendations, inspection and investigation procedures, and the ability to read and interpret site and construction documents.  The position requires the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with multiple stakeholders throughout the community including other city employees, builders and contractors, tradesmen, architects, citizens, business/property owners as well as regional and state colleagues.

Compensation and Benefits
Effective July 1, 2024, the annual salary for this full-time position is $65,017.68- $83,319.60.  Starting salary will be based on qualifications and prior experience.  The City also has a new inventive program!  New Hampshire and out-of-state career firefighters (FF2/AEMT or FF2/Paramedic) with one year of full-time service at the time of hire are now incentive eligible- up to $7,500 depending on credentials!  Lateral hires must satisfy the NHFSCT 700 rules as a condition of hire.

The Fire Prevention Officer will also receive an attractive benefits package which includes low deductible/low-cost health insurance, low-cost dental insurance, State of NH Group II retirement, and other benefits such as life, disability, and paid time off, including 11 paid holidays!

Apply today by visiting  Please upload your resume and cover letter before submitting your application.  Confirmation that your application has been successfully submitted and received will be sent via email. This position will be open until filled and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

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The City of Keene is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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