Fire Plans Review/Inspector Position
Salary Range: $41,131-$58,923
40 hour, regular with benefits
The Loudoun County Fire and Rescue’s Fire Marshal’s Office is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Fire Plans Review and Inspector position. The successful candidate will be responsible for items such as but not limited to: Review all assigned plans for compliance with the Loudoun County Fire Prevention Code and related ordinances. Perform assigned fire, life safety, explosives use, storage and transport inspections and related follow up activities in a timely and professional manner. Provide complete and accurate reports, inclusive of notice of violation(s) when/where appropriate, to customers and supervisors. Issue permits in accordance with the Loudoun County Fire Prevention Code and related ordinances. Proactively provide technical information to, owners, contractors, architects and the general public in a professional, friendly, courteous, and timely manner.
Information about the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Department can be found at www.loudoun.gov/fire. We seek to hire a highly motivated, effective, and diverse workforce to meet the needs of the County’s citizens and visitors and support the Department’s core values of Teamwork, Integrity, Professionalism, and Service.
Loudoun County offers a meaningful career, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. Additional information can be found at www.loudoun.gov/benefits.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma or GED and six (6) years’ experience in the fire prevention/inspection or building construction trade to include considerable experience interacting with the public (prefer college coursework in fire prevention or engineering).
Requires comprehensive knowledge of theory, principles, practices and techniques related to general fire prevention, fire suppression, and plans review, as outlined in NFPA 1031. Must obtain certifications as an inspector and plans reviewer by the State Board of Housing and Community Development in accordance with the Virginia Certification Standards (13 VAC 5-21) and the Statewide Fire Prevention Code. Maintain the required certifications in accordance with the Virginia Certifications Standard. Additional requirements may be found on application.
Selection process comprised of application review, in-person interview(s), and background investigation, to include criminal record check, driving record check and fingerprinting.
VFPA Partners in the Virginia Code Education Conference
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VFPA Joins Habitat for Humanity Project
On May 19, 2016 VFPA West Delegate at Large Randy Peirce had an opportunity to work with Habitat for Humanity as well as other stake holder groups from Virginia as they began building a home for a wounded veteran in Hampton, Virginia. Gary Hope a person that served in our military and his 9 year old daughter Diamonique will soon be living in a new home that is Virginia Designed and Energy Efficiency. As part of ICC Building Safety Month, a volunteer work crew that included a state housing executive along with building and fire safety officials codes officers from around Virginia put down their phones and picked up hammers. They wanted to help Gary and his daughter, who are currently living with friends, move up in style.
All participants in the project
The program that led to the new home is called Habitat for Heroes. The name might ring a bell. As it is an outgrowth of Habitat for Humanity which has been active on the Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg for more than 30 years. The Union Street project represents the first Habitat for Heroes house for the Peninsula-Greater Williamsburg chapter. The new house going up on Union Street represents a dream come true for Army veteran Gary Hope and Diamonique. They will have lower electricity bills thanks to energy-efficient construction and Diamonique will get her own bedroom which she's already picked out. Gary is fully disabled due to injuries from an on-post traffic accident at Fort Huachuca in Arizona some years ago, and he'll appreciate the wide hallways and doorways.
Building and fire code officials from the State of Virginia and Habitat for hero’s shared in giving back to a person that served in our military this was a great chance for us to give back. The group consisted of approximately 20 people from DHCD, VPMIA, VBCOA, VFPA, WICKED as well as some other volunteers that worked together to stand up and frame all the walls for the interior and exterior. DHCD provided lunch for everyone and Randy had a great opportunity to refresh some of code knowledge on residential framing and construction, and enjoy fellowship working together as a part of the team. I am happy VFPA was represented as a part of this event and would recommend to anyone to join in future events.
George Hollingsworth, VFPA President
VFPA West Delegate-at-Large participates in the event
Statewide Fire Prevention Code Update - Notice
The “editorial” review of the SFPC has been completed according to DHCD. There will be no additional SFPC sub-workgroup meetings. The fire code edits are slated to be heard at the June 9th “Fire Code review ONLY of Workgroup #2”. This meeting is being held at the Henrico Training Center Room 2029 and 2030 9:30 a.m. Henrico Training Room 7701 E. Parham Road Henrico, VA 23294 (according to the DHCD website)
Statements from a member of the SFPC sub-workgroup indicate a belief that the "fire service doesn’t have any complaints because they really haven’t had a good turnout and they haven’t spoken up and let people know what they feel and what they want."
June 9th is your opportunity to be heard if you have any comments. Once posted by DHCD, the document may be found on the Virginia DHCD website in Virginia's Online Code Development Process (cdpVA) link at http://www.dhcd.virginia.gov/index.php/va-building-codes/building-and-fire-codes/code-change-process.html
Rise In Mulch Fires Draws Warning In Loudoun County
A recent rise in mulch fires has resulted in the Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office warning the public of the importance of awareness. To see the full news release click here.