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Fire Inspection Principles 2: Inspection of Structures and Systems N0391

Training Specialist


Keith Heckler
301-447-1380

Delivery type


6-day off-campus

ACE recommendation


Pending (ACE Review): In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in fire science, fire protection or fire engineering.

Fundamental-level course

This 6-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 (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.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

Course Syllabus: https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_n0391.pdf PDF 277KB

  • Individuals whose primary duties are those of a full-time code enforcement inspector/officer with at least 6 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."


Upcoming offerings

Email or call the official under Contact(s) if you are interested in attending a course.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
March 18 - 23, 2024 Cancelled Pittsford, Vermont
Jessica Pomainville
Administrative Services Coordinator
Vermont Fire Academy
802-483-2749
jessica.pomainville@vermont.gov
William Jones
Training Program Coordinator
Vermont Fire Academy
802-483-2751
william.jones@vermont.gov
CCP
June 2 - 7, 2024 Pittsford, Vermont
Jessica Pomainville
Administrative Services Coordinator
Vermont Fire Academy
802-483-2749
jessica.pomainville@vermont.gov
William Jones
Training Program Coordinator
Vermont Fire Academy
802-483-2751
william.jones@vermont.gov
CCP