W orking as a Fire Protection Inspector with the FDNY, you will be serving in all five boroughs of New York City and each day will be a different experience. For Associate Fire Protection Inspector Cuebec Dillon, this is one reason why he loves his career.
“My background is in property management and I was a Fire Safety Emergency Action Plan Director at numerous buildings for about eight years and the natural progression was for me to be a part of the FDNY because as a Fire Safety Director, I was the one showing the Fire Inspectors the areas they needed to see such as the mechanical room or the tanks,” he explained. “Now, as an Associate Fire Protection Inspector Level two, I am assigned to the High-Rise Unit and part of my job is to administer the Fire Life and Safety Director On-Site Test. When the buildings pass, I certify them with the FDNY Certificate of Fitness.”
He also noted that there is room for growth within the Bureau of Fire Prevention. On a daily basis, he also has the opportunity to speak with building superintendents, building engineers and life safety directors and he helps to educate them further on fire safety.
“I give them a lot of respect because that’s where I started. I answer questions from tenants as well,” he said. “This is a great career and I take pride in the fact that we protect the public by making sure their properties are safe.”
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