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Youth Firesetting Intervention Specialist F0633

Training Specialist

Michael Weller

Delivery type

2-day off-campus

Continuing education units


ACE recommendation

Pending (ACE Review): In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in fire prevention, fire science, risk management or introduction to psychology.

"Youth Firesetting Intervention Specialist" is a 2-day course based on the requirements of National Fire Protection Association 1035, Standard on Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist and Youth Firesetter Program Manager Professional Qualifications pertaining to the youth firesetting intervention specialist.

This course focuses on how identification, intake, screening, disposition and follow-up are used to mitigate youth firesetting behavior. Course content includes understanding the motivations behind youth firesetting and how the impact of adverse childhood experiences and behavioral/mental health changes can influence firesetting behaviors. This course is for the practitioner who provides services at the program delivery level.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

Instructions to Download Student Manual: PDF 109KB
Precourse Assignment: PDF 286KB
Course Syllabus: PDF 310KB

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.

Note: There is an extensive, graded pre-course assignment that prepares students for engaging in the subject matter and working with firesetting youth.

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 22 - 23, 2024 Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Reid Vaughan
Section Chief, Regional
Alabama Fire College
Rick Gregg
Group Supervisor, Training
Alabama Fire College
September 12 - 13, 2024 Newton, Kansas
James Zeeb
Fire Officer Program Manager
Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute
Zane Hansen
Training Chief
Newton Fire & EMS
September 14 - 15, 2024 Fernley, Nevada
Tom Martinez
Training Officer
State Fire Marshal Division
Steve Kuntz
Battalion Chief
North Lyon County Fire Protection District