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Youth Firesetting Program Manager F0634

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 management or public safety administration.

"Youth Firesetting Program Manager" 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 Qualificatons pertaining to the youth firesetting program manager.

It empowers students with knowledge on how to develop, enhance or rejuvenate a youth firesetting prevention and intervention program. This course is designed for the person who is responsible or will be responsible for leading a youth firesetting prevention and intervention program. Students evaluate the existing state of their current youth firesetting program, develop a vision for moving forward, construct an action plan and deliver a persuasive speech to decision-makers for advancing the program.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

Instructions to Download Student Manual: PDF 73KB
Precourse Assignment: PDF 286KB
Course Syllabus: PDF 630KB

Students either have or will have responsibilities related to developing, implementing, coordinating and/or managing a youth firesetting prevention and intervention program in their community.

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
February 24 - 25, 2024 Salem, Oregon
Julie Olsen
Fire Program Manager
Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
Kayla Ballrot
Certification Supervisor
Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
Aaron Bielemeier
Regional Training Coordinator
Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
April 13 - 14, 2024 Columbia, South Carolina
Mike Dunlap
Education Specialist, NFA State Coordinator
South Carolina Fire Academy
Bonita Watters
Curriculum Manager
South Carolina Fire Academy