Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention R0629

Delivery type 6-Day On-Campus
ACE recommendation In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, three semester hours in fire science, risk management, or fire prevention.
CEU’s 4.0
Student pre-course materials and course syllabus PDF 548KB,

Training Specialists

Mary Marchone

Lester Rich

Upcoming offerings

December 4 - 9, 2016 | February 12 - 17, 2017 | View more

Course description

This six-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 National Fire Protection Association 1035, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, and Juvenile Firesetter Intervention 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 visit a local residential treatment program for youth firesetting.

Note: 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.


Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online at Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
Apply December 4 - 9, 2016 Apply by 6/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
February 12 - 17, 2017 Apply on 10/15/2016 - 12/15/2016 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Post-course requirements None