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Fire Inspection Principles 2: Inspection of Structures and Systems R0391

Fundamental level course
Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Technical
Training Specialist

Keith Heckler

Delivery type
6-day on-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in fire science, fire protection, or fire engineering.

This six-day fundamental level course introduces the student to the fundamental methodology for application of the requirements for fire protection systems including detection, notification, fire control and extinguishment, and mitigation of fire-related hazards, with special emphasis on fire alarm and fire suppression systems.

Although it contains many of the basic principles of code enforcement, more experienced code inspectors and officials might find it useful as a review of essential methodologies and an update to current code enforcement applications. It is not the intent of this course to present specific code requirements, however it focuses more on the methodology of the use of these requirements.

Fire Inspection Principles I: Life and the Built Environment (R0390) is intended to provide additional material on the code applications to fire and life safety requirements as an extension of material presented in this course.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

Selection criteria

  • Individuals whose primary duties are those of a full-time code enforcement inspector/officer with at six-months experience.
  • Municipal fire department instructors or senior inspectors who have the responsibility to train their personnel involved in full-time code enforcement activities.
  • Suppression Company Officers responsible for in-service fire code enforcement activities.
  • Fire investigation personnel.

Note: Special consideration will be given to individuals and departments starting new fire prevention bureaus or preparing individuals as instructors for a code enforcement training program within their department.


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.

Required pre-course work available through NFA Online: Q0218 - Testing and Evaluation of Water Supplies for Fire Protection.

Post-course requirements


Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
November 13 - 18, 2022 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
December 18 - 23, 2022 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland
March 12 - 17, 2023 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
May 14 - 19, 2023 Apply on 10/15/2022 - 12/15/2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 30, 2023 - August 4, 2023 Apply on 10/15/2022 - 12/15/2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
September 17 - 22, 2023 Apply on 10/15/2022 - 12/15/2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland