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Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention R0629

Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Management Fire Prevention: Public Education
Training Specialist

Michael Weller
301-447-1476

Delivery type
6-day on-campus
Continuing education units
4.0
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.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_r0629.pdf PDF 552KB
Welcome Letter, BYOD Instructions, Pre-course Assignment
https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_r0629.pdf PDF 146KB
Course Syllabus

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.

Prerequisites

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

None

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
October 31, 2021 - November 5, 2021 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply November 28, 2021 - December 3, 2021 Immediate vacancy Emmitsburg, Maryland
December 12 - 17, 2021 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland
February 6 - 11, 2022 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply February 27, 2022 - March 4, 2022 Vacancies Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply March 27, 2022 - April 1, 2022 Vacancies Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply May 22 - 27, 2022 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply August 14 - 19, 2022 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland