Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention N0629

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

Michael Weller
301-447-1476

Delivery type
6-Day Off-Campus
Continuing education units
4.0
ACE recommendation
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, three semester hours in fire science, risk management, or fire prevention.

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 Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist and Youth Firesetter Program Manager 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 students should bring to class (please see the Student pre-course materials).

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_n0629.pdf PDF 124KB
Course Syllabus
https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_n0629.pdf PDF 737KB
Welcome Letter, Instructions to Download Student Manual, Pre-course Assignment

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?
December 2 - 7, 2019 Kansas City, Missouri

Rebecca Trapani
Deputy Chief
Missouri Division of Fire Safety, Office of the State Fire Marshal
573-751-5302
becky.trapani@dfs.dps.mo.gov

Debbie Plank
Executive I
Missouri Division of Fire Safety, Office of the State Fire Marshal
573-522-2426
debbie.plank@dfs.dps.mo.gov

Dean Cull
Deputy Chief
Southern Platte Fire Protection District
816-741-2900
dcull@spfpd.com

Course coordination plan
September 21 - 25, 2020 Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Douglas Hinkle
Chief Deputy Fire Marshal
South Dakota State Fire Marshal's Office
605-773-3562
doug.hinkle@state.sd.us

Steve Fessler
Division Chief
Sioux Falls Fire Rescue
605-367-8079
sfessler@siouxfalls.org

Course coordination plan