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Fire Alarm Engineer
is £38,000

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The average annual salary for a Fire Alarm Engineer is £38,000. Salary estimates are based on jobs posted to Pertemps for Fire Alarm Engineer jobs.


A Fire Alarm Engineer is a professional responsible for designing, installing, testing, maintaining, and troubleshooting fire alarm systems. Fire alarm systems are critical components of building safety, providing early detection of fires and alerting occupants to evacuate promptly.


Academic qualifications may not be required, though some GCSEs/S grades or an equivalent qualification may be an advantage. NVQs/SVQs for Providing Security, Emergency and Alarm Systems are available at Levels 2 and 3. Apprenticeships combining practical work experience and technical training are available at Levels 2 and 3. Entrants must have normal colour vision and security clearance.


  • Design fire alarm systems based on building layouts, codes, and standards to ensure effective coverage and compliance with regulations..
  • Install and configure fire alarm components, including smoke detectors, heat detectors, fire alarm control panels, sirens, and notification devices..
  • Run and connect wiring for fire alarm devices, ensuring proper connectivity and communication between components..
  • Conduct comprehensive testing of the installed fire alarm system to ensure all devices function correctly. Commission the system for operational use..
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance on fire alarm systems to ensure reliability and compliance with safety standards..
  • Conduct regular inspections of fire alarm systems to identify and address issues proactively..
  • Upgrade or expand existing fire alarm systems to incorporate new technologies and features, or accommodate changes in building structures..
  • Program and configure fire alarm control panels and devices to operate according to specific fire safety protocols and building requirements..
  • Integrate fire alarm systems with emergency response systems, such as automatic door unlocking or elevators to specific floors during fire alarms..
  • Maintain accurate records of installation details, maintenance activities, inspections, and testing results..
  • Ensure that fire alarm installations and maintenance activities comply with local, national, and industry-specific fire codes and regulations..
  • Provide training to building occupants, security personnel, and maintenance teams on the operation and response procedures related to the fire alarm system..
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot issues with the fire alarm system, conducting necessary repairs to restore proper functionality..
  • Collaborate with other professionals, such as building architects, electrical engineers, and local authorities, to ensure seamless integration of fire alarm systems..
  • Respond promptly to emergency service calls related to fire alarm system malfunctions or urgent fire safety concerns..

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