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Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention R0629

Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Management
Training Specialist

Michael Weller

Delivery type
6-day on-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, three semester hours in fire science, risk management, or social work.

This is a comprehensive 6-day course based on the requirements of NFPA Standard 1035 pertaining to the Youth Firesetting Intervention Specialist and Program Manager.

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 residential treatment program for youth firesetting (either in-person or virtually) to enhance interviewing skills involving high-risk populations.

Selection criteria

Individuals must have (or will have) responsibilities related to the investigation and prevention/intervention of youth firesetting incidents at the local, state or national level. Students may include firefighters, public education specialists, fire investigators, public and mental health officials, hospital and university staff, juvenile justice and social services, law enforcement and school officials.

Priority will be given to two or more members of a jurisdiction applying together who have or will have responsibilities related to youth firesetting prevention and intervention. One of the members must be from the fire service. The other applicant may be from the fire service, law enforcement, mental health, social services, juvenile justice, schools, hospitals, universities or other agencies involved in youth firesetting prevention and intervention.


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

Post-course requirements


Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
Apply July 10 - 15, 2022 Immediate vacancy Emmitsburg, Maryland
August 14 - 19, 2022 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland
November 13 - 18, 2022 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
January 29, 2023 - February 3, 2023 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
March 12 - 17, 2023 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
June 11 - 16, 2023 Apply on 10/15/2022 - 12/15/2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
August 6 - 11, 2023 Apply on 10/15/2022 - 12/15/2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland