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Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist F0633

Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Management
Training Specialist

Michael Weller
301-447-1476

Delivery type
2-day off-campus
Continuing education units
1.5
ACE recommendation
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, one semester hour in fire prevention, fire science, risk management or introduction to psychology.

Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist is a 2-day course based on the requirements of NFPA Standard 1035 pertaining to the Youth Firesetting Intervention Specialist.

The course focuses on how identification, intake, screening, disposition, and follow-up are used to mitigate youth firesetting behavior.

This course is for the practitioner who provides services at the program delivery level.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/BYOD_Instructions_0633.pdf PDF 73KB
Instructions to Download Student Manual
https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_f0633.pdf PDF 520KB
Pre-course Assignment
https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_f0633.pdf PDF 74KB
Course Syllabus

Selection criteria

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.

Prerequisites

Note: There is a pre-course assignment students will need to bring to class.

To achieve the optimal benefits of the course, we ask that you perform some basic research in advance of the course. Please come prepared to discuss the following information pertinent to your community:

  • Is your community urban, suburban, rural or a mixture (per se)?
  • How many youth firesetting (YFS) incidents does your organization handle per year?
  • What types of YFS incidents do you handle the most frequently?
  • Are there particular age groups that represent a greater problem than others?
  • What is the minimum age at which your jurisdiction can file criminal charges against a youth for fire-related incidents?
  • If charges can be filed, what is the average number of youth that are charged per year?
  • On average, how many injuries caused by youth firesetting does your community experience per year?¬† How many deaths?
  • On average, how much property loss is associated with youth firesetting per year?

If your organization currently has a YFSPI program, please bring copies of the various documents that are utilized to support it, such as intake and screening forms. Please also bring a copy of any lesson plans for the educational component of your program.

If your organization does not have a program, do not worry. The course includes many examples of support materials.

Post-course requirements

None

Upcoming offerings

Submit FEMA Form 119-25-2 to the contact(s) listed below for the course offering you are interested in attending.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
February 7 - 8, 2022 Hays, Kansas

Erin McGruder
Instructional Program Manager
Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute
785-864-0650
erinmcg@ku.edu

Shane Preston
Deputy Chief
Hays Fire Department
785-324-1391
spreston@haysusa.com

Course coordination plan
April 2 - 3, 2022 Riverton, Wyoming

Eric Siwik
Training Coordinator
Wyoming State Fire Marshal
307-857-6820
eric.siwik@wyo.gov

Course coordination plan
April 2 - 3, 2022 Sayreville, New Jersey

Kent Neiswender
Training and Certification Specialist II
NJ Division of Fire Safety
609-341-3473
kent.neiswender@dca.nj.gov

Karen Grant-Haber
Director
Kean Univeristy Fire Safety Program
908-737-3062
kgrant@kean.edu

Michael Gallagher
County Fire Marshal
Middlesex County
732-316-7171
mike.gallagher@co.middlesex.nj.us

Course coordination plan
April 26 - 27, 2022 Hyannis, Massachusetts

Alanna Malatos
Fire Officer & Professional Development Coordinator
Massachusetts Department of Fire Services
978-567-3210
alanna.malatos@state.ma.us

Brian Tyson
Captain
Barnstable Fire Department
508-362-3312
btyson@barnstablefire.org

Course coordination plan
April 26 - 27, 2022 Montour Falls, New York

Andrew Pohl
Fire Protection Specialist/Investigator
NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services/Office of Fire Prevention & Control
518-474-6746
andrew.Pohl@dhses.ny.gov

Bret Welch
Deputy Chief
NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services/Office of Fire Prevention & Control
607-228-3105
bret.welch@dhses.ny.gov

Course coordination plan
May 10 - 11, 2022 Reno, Nevada

Tom Martinez
Training Officer II
Nevada State Fire Marshal Division
775-684-7529
tmartinez@dps.state.nv.us

Brett Lee
Fire Prevention Specialist II
Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District
775-326-6074
blee@tmfpd.us

Course coordination plan
June 4 - 5, 2022 Jacksonville, Arkansas

Kilatha Hargiss
Statewide Training
Arkansas Fire Training Academy
870-574-4760
khargiss@sautech.edu

Grant Warner
Division Chief Training
Jacksonville Fire Department
501-951-0028
gwarner@cityofjacksonville.net

Course coordination plan
July 19 - 20, 2022 Plainfield, Indiana

Zach Westfall
Field Program Manager
Indiana Department of Homeland Security - Fire Academy
317-464-0965
zwestfall@dhs.in.gov

Course coordination plan
August 15 - 16, 2022 College Park, Maryland

Todd Dyche
Coordinator
Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
301-729-0431
tdyche@mfri.org

Jack Beall
Coordinator
Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
888-691-4628
jbeall@mfri.org

Course coordination plan
August 24 - 25, 2022 Ocala, Florida

Patrick Giacobbe
State Fire Training Office, POC
Division of State Fire Marshal - Bureau of Fire Standards and Training
352-369-2809
patrick.giacobbe@myfloridacfo.com

Course coordination plan

Student comments

Every organization should have a Youth Firesetting program--I had no idea of the techniques used to evaluate a youth firesetter.