Fire Inspector

City of Oceanside Fire Department | Public Safety

Average Wage for this Career

$62,500* *This figure represents the median wage for this career in San Diego County and not the wages of any specific interviewee

Occupational Outlook


Meet Haley Rabago, Fire Inspector, who tells us all about her role with the City of Oceanside Fire Department. A Fire Inspector is a job one can start right out of high school. They review building plans to verify proper fire protection systems, exits and code compliance; consult with architects, builders, and developers regarding methods, materials, city specifications and problem areas; conduct on-site inspection of new and existing construction projects; enforce applicable fire codes; pursue legal prosecution for violators as necessary; assist in the evaluation of fire safety conditions; recommends changes in building and fire codes to remain current with new materials and methods of construction; compile information and data and prepares related reports; review work and provides training to fire reserves on inspection and alarm systems testing; and perform mathematical calculations in the evaluation of  fire sprinkler and water flow systems. Learn more at the U.S. Department of Labor Career One Stop.

Education Resources

Public Service pathway
Career and Technical Education program

Fire Technology Program
Palomar College