Segments in this Video

Fire Safety Director: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:40)


Robert Lanham does building inspections, site surveys, and organizes fire drills.

Fire Safety Director: Career Beginnings (01:21)

Lanham is a third generation firefighter. His personality type is suited to this hands-on job.

Fire Safety Director: Keys for Success (01:36)

Lanham discusses remaining calm under chaotic circumstances. A fire safety director needs good math and referencing skills.

Fire Safety Director: Education and Certification Requirements (01:22)

Fire departments and FEMA directors take courses at the National Fire Academy in Maryland to learn about implementing programs for institutions.

Fire Safety Director: Workplace Atmosphere (02:38)

Lanham describes typical daytime duties and after-hours emergency responsibilities.

Fire Safety Director: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:38)

Lanham says this intensive, yet rewarding, job is not for someone who just wants to earn a paycheck.

Fire Safety Director: A Day on the Job (01:35)

Lanham ensures that commercial buildings meet safety standards and recommends improvements when necessary.

Fire Safety Director: Industry Goals and Services (00:28)

The industry goal is life safety first and property protection second.

Fire Safety Director: Industry Challenges (00:48)

Getting funding for life-saving technology, like thermal imaging cameras, is a challenge.

Fire Safety Director: Looking at the Future (01:26)

Firefighting is more dangerous now than it was 23 years ago because of the flammable materials used in home products.

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Fire Safety Director—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be a Fire Safety Director? In this Career Q&A video interview, Robert Lanham talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success as a fire safety director. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 14 minutes

Item#: BVL166152

ISBN: 978-1-64481-294-5

Copyright date: ©2018

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