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Fire Services Fitters

Descriptions & Duties

  • Fire Services Fitters install, test, maintain, repair and inspect automatic fire alarm (AFA) and manual fire alarm systems, and electrical/electronic/mechanical parts of fire services systems.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Trade Specific Competencies

Technical knowledge and skills in electrical and mechanical engineering

Fire Services Fitters understand the construction of basic fire service installations and the simple working principles of main components.

Analysis knowledge and skills

Fire Services Fitters must able to select and check the materials and equipment in order to ensure that they comply with the safety standards and specifications.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • Completion of relevant training courses, or an apprenticeship in the trade of Building Services, or equivalent

Professional qualification

  • Registered Electrical Workers (You may visit Electrical and Mechanical Services Department website for registration details)


  • 1 to 2 years of relevant work experiences

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $12,000-$25,000

Monthly Salary $15,000-$45,000

Monthly Salary $18,000-$45,000

Monthly Salary $25,000-over $60,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Fire Services Fitters normally work in construction sites or customers' buildings and are required to perform physically demanding work. They need to follow precautions and wear protective equipment.


  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Hammers
  • Multimeters
  • Power drills
  • Pipe threader

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