Students will include fire inspectors, deputy fire marshals, fire plans examiners, building officials, building plans examiners, and building inspectors with at least one year on the job experience.
Students should have an understanding of fire protection principles and fire behavior, familiarity with the building and fire codes, and understand the legal aspects of code enforcement. Students should have a conceptual understanding of the purpose of the fire and building codes to protect occupants and the community.
Preference will be given to applicants who have previously attended National Fire Academy’s “Fire Inspection Principles I” (R/N 0390).
NOTE: Local jurisdictions are encouraged to submit applications of both their fire and building plans examiners to attend a course together if both meet the selection criteria. Priority selection will be given for up to five pairs of such officials per course offering. Applications must be submitted together, be approved and signed by the head of the sponsoring organizations, with a cover letter indicating that they are applying as a team.
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.
For the fire official: 12 months experience in either a code enforcement, fire safety inspection or fire investigation function.
For the building official: 12 months experience in either a code enforcement or building inspection function.