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Youth Firesetting Intervention Specialist W0633

Training Specialist


Michael Weller
301-447-1476

Delivery type


2-day on-campus

Continuing education units


2.4

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.

Course only available to on-campus weekend program students.

"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: https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/BYOD_0633.pdf PDF 109KB
Precourse Assignment: https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_w0633.pdf PDF 6,615KB
Course Syllabus: https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0633.pdf 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.

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.

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

Interested in attending a State or National Weekend Program course?

Apply online
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
May 18 - 19, 2024 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland
Gregory Kirkham
State Training Director
New Jersey Division of Fire Safety
609-913-4301
gregory.kirkham@dca.nj.gov
Karen Grant
Director- New Jersey Fire Safety Training Program
Kean University /New Jersey Division of Fire Safety
908-737-3062
kgrant@exchange.kean.edu
Lori Welch
Fire Training Specialist
NFA
301-447-1301
Lori.Welch@fema.dhs.gov
CCP
June 1 - 2, 2024 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland
Gregory Kirkham
State Training Director
New Jersey Division of Fire Safety
609-913-4301
gregory.kirkham@dca.nj.gov
Karen Grant
Director- New Jersey Fire Safety Training Program
Kean University /New Jersey Division of Fire Safety
908-737-3062
kgrant@exchange.kean.edu
Lori Welch
Fire Training Specialist
NFA
301-447-1301
Lori.Welch@fema.dhs.gov
CCP
June 15 - 16, 2024
Women in Fire
Emmitsburg, Maryland
June 22 - 23, 2024 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Scott Doherty
Bureau Chief
NH Fire Academy
603-223-4258
scott.m.doherty@dos.nh.gov
CCP