Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention (R0629)

Training Specialists

Gerry Bassett

Mary Marchone

Robert Neale

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Curriculum: Arson, Fire Prevention: Management, Fire Prevention: Public Education

This 6-day course provides students with knowledge and skills necessary to identify children and adolescents involved in firesetting. The course addresses how to establish programs to meet the needs of these youths and their families. Skills essential to meet the Youth Firesetting Intervention Professional Standard which is part of NFPA 1035, Standard of Professional Qualifications for Public Fire and Life Safety Educator are discussed and practiced throughout the course.

The course framework guides practitioners through the process of developing a comprehensive strategy to combat the misuse of fire and incendiary devices by juveniles. The course focuses on how identification, intake, screening, disposition and follow-up are used to mitigate youth firesetting behavior. It also empowers students with knowledge on how to develop, implement and evaluate a youth firesetting prevention and intervention program. Students will visit a local residential treatment program for youth firesetting.

There is a pre-course assignment due two weeks before class.

Selection Criteria Individuals must have or will have responsibilities related to functions associated with a youth firesetting and intervention program for their agency or their community. Selection priority will be given when two members of a jurisdiction (state, county, or local entity) apply together. One member must be from the emergencies services. The other student can be from law enforcement, fire investigation (police or fire service), mental health, social services, etc.
Delivery Type 6-Day On-Campus
Prerequisites ICS-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q462 and Q463 available through NFA Online at Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.
ACE Recommendation In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in fire science, risk management, or psychology.
CEU's 0
Post-Course Requirements None
Student Pre-Course Materials

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NFPA Standards None.
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Course Schedule Information

Dates Availability Location Contact(s)
March 22 - 27, 2015 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply Apply » August 16 - 21, 2015 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland