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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.

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

Email or call the official under Contact(s) if you are interested in attending a course.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
July 13 - 14, 2022 Kent, Washington

Howard Scartozzi
Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal
Washington State Patrol - Fire Prevention Bureau
425-401-7732
howard.scartozzi@wsp.wa.gov

Esther Hernandez

Esther Hernandez
Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal
Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office
360-596-3913
esther.hernandez@wsp.wa.gov

Course coordination plan
July 18 - 19, 2022 Sumter, South Carolina

Mike Dunlap
Education Specialist
SCFA
803-896-9842
mike.dunlap@llr.sc.edu

Emily Joyce
Region 3 Coordinator
SCFA
803-774-0526
emily.joyce@llr.sc.gov

Joey Duggan
Division Chief
Sumter Fire Department
803-774-2809
jduggan@sumtersc.gov

Course coordination plan
July 19 - 20, 2022 Cancelled 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 Cancelled 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 Cancelled 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
September 12 - 13, 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
November 15 - 16, 2022 Stow, Massachusetts

Alanna Malatos
Program Coordinator
Department of Fire Services - Massachusetts Firefighting Academy
978-567-3210
alanna.malatos@mass.gov

Heather Antell
Registration Assistant
Department of Fire Services - Massachusetts Firefighting Academy
978-567-3201
heather.antell@mass.gov

Course coordination plan
December 6 - 7, 2022 Forsyth, Georgia

Ike McConnell
Director
Georgia Fire Academy
478-999-3467
imcconnell@gpstc.org

Jorge O. Roque Jr.
Instructor
Georgia Fire Academy
478-993-4685
jroque@gpstc.org

Course coordination plan
January 30 - 31, 2023 Pasadena, Texas

Tommy Jacobs
Regional Training Manager
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service
979-500-6808
Tommy.Jacobs@teex.tamu.edu

Christopher Angerer
Executive Associate Division Director
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service
979-845-3605
chris.angerer@teex.tamu.edu

David Brannon
Chief Fire Marshal
Pasadena Fire Marshal's Office
713-475-5556
dbrannon@pasadenatx.gov

Course coordination plan
March 8 - 9, 2023 Pasco, Washington

Howard Scartozzi
Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal
Washington State Patrol - Fire Prevention Bureau
425-401-7732
howard.scartozzi@wsp.wa.gov

N/A

Esther Hernanez
Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal
Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office
360-596-3913
esther.hernandez@wsp.wa.gov

Course coordination plan
March 14 - 15, 2023 Concord, New Hampshire

Scott Cathy
Captain
NH Fire Academy
603-223-4223
scott.cathy@dos.nh.gov

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.