"Youth Firesetting Intervention Specialist" is a 2-day course based on the requirements of National Fire Protection Association 1035, Standard on Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist and Youth Firesetter Program Manager Professional Qualifications pertaining to the youth firesetting intervention specialist.
This course focuses on how identification, intake, screening, disposition and follow-up are used to mitigate youth firesetting behavior. Course content includes understanding the motivations behind youth firesetting and how the impact of adverse childhood experiences and behavioral/mental health changes can influence firesetting behaviors. This course is for the practitioner who provides services at the program delivery level.
Pre-course materials and course syllabus
|Instructions to Download Student Manual:||https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/BYOD_Instructions_0633.pdf PDF 73KB|
|Precourse Assignment:||https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_f0633.pdf PDF 286KB|
|Course Syllabus:||https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_f0633.pdf PDF 310KB|
Students either have or will have responsibilities as the practitioner who provides services at the program delivery level. This includes the person who is responsible for the identification, intake, screening, educational intervention, follow-up and evaluation of the program services and results.
Students representing the fire service are encouraged to partner with other agencies for this training. Partners can include but are not limited to fire investigators, law enforcement, mental health, social services, juvenile justice or other stakeholders who can assist in building and maintaining programs in their communities.
Note: There is an extensive, graded pre-course assignment that prepares students for engaging in the subject matter and working with firesetting youth.
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