Fire Preventers

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Fire Preventers

Norfolk, Virginia




Job Description


Workers assigned as fire watch are the first line of defense in protecting other workers and property from harm during hot work. Hot work includes any activity involving riveting, welding, burning, grinding or use of powder-actuated tools or similar fire- or spark producing operations.

Here are the basic responsibilities of a fire and safety watch:

  • Watch out for fire hazards in the workplace while work is performed by other employees
  • Maintain the conditions and requirements stated on the safety permit
  • Keep flammable materials from ignition sources
  • In the event of fire, extinguish it immediately or turn a fire alarm on
  • Stop operations if you find any hazardous condition


  • Must be eligible for DBIDS due to some of the work locations being on a Military base
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work
  • Must have consistent attendance
  • Must have 1+ year experience in a shipyard

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