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Plans Review for Fire and Life Safety N0393

Intermediate level course
Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Technical
Training Specialist

Keith Heckler
301-447-1380

Delivery type
6-day off-campus
Continuing education units
4.0
ACE recommendation
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in fire science, fire protection, or fire engineering.

This intermediate level six-day course will assist students in verifying that construction documents comply with applicable building and fire codes for fire protection and life safety requirements.

Subjects addressed in the course include:

  • Site plan reviews for emergency apparatus access, water supply, and hydrants for fire protection.
  • Review of architectural drawings for construction requirements, means of egress for life safety, and fire-resistive compartmentalization.
  • Evaluation of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
  • Evaluation of exit illumination and emergency power supplies.
  • Assessment of the need for built-in fire protection systems and smoke control/management systems.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_n0393.pdf PDF 183KB
Welcome Letter/Pre-course Assignment
https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_n0393.pdf PDF 296KB
Course Syllabus

Selection criteria

Students include full-time 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 who have responsibility for reviewing construction plans for code compliance. Applicants who are transitioning into or acquiring additional responsibilities must submit a letter from the chief or organizational head of their department stating such.

Students must 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 must have a conceptual understanding of the purpose of the fire and building codes to protect occupants and the community.

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.

Prerequisites

  1. 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.
  2. Required pre-course work available through NFA Online: Q0751 - Principles of Building Construction.

Post-course requirements

None

Upcoming offerings

Email or call the official under Contact(s) if you are interested in attending a course.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
July 18 - 23, 2022 Charleston, South Carolina

Mike Dunlap
Education Specialist
SC Fire Academy
803-896-9842
mike.dunlap@llr.sc.gov

Bonita Watters
SC Fire Academy
803-896-4074
bonita.watters@llr.sc.gov

Matthew Schneider
Training Chief
Charleston Fire Department
843-958-6401
schneiderm@charleston-sc.gov

Course coordination plan
August 21 - 26, 2022 Greenville, South Carolina

Mike Dunlap
Education Specialist
SCFA
803-896-9842
mike.dunlap@llr.sc.gov

Dwayne Duncan
Region 1 Coordinator
SCFA
864-412-8135
dwayne.duncan@llr.sc.gov

Chris Camacho
Training Captain
Boiling Springs Fire Department
864-268-3637
ccamacho@boilingspringsfd.org

Course coordination plan
August 22 - 27, 2022 Cancelled Greenville, South Carolina

Mike Dunlap
Education Specialist
SCFA
803-896-9842
mike.dunlap@llr.sc.gov

Dwayne Duncan
Region 1 Coordinator
SCFA
864-412-8135
dwayne.duncan@llr.sc.gov

Chris Camacho
Training Captain
Boiling Springs Fire Department
864-268-3637
ccamacho@boilingspringsfd.org

Course coordination plan
October 31, 2022 - November 5, 2022 Tangent, Oregon

Julie Olsen
Fire Program Manager
DPSST
508-378-2297
julie.olsen@dpsst.oregon.gov

Kayla Ballrot
Fire Certification Supervisor
DPSST
503-378-2596
kayla.ballrot@dpsst.oregon.gov

Charles Chapin
Battalion Chief
Tangent Rural Fire Department
541-928-8722
cchapin@tangentfire.com

Course coordination plan
January 22 - 27, 2023 O'Fallon, Illinois

Jack Haluzak
Training Coordinator
Illinois Fire Service Institute
217-244-6228
jackhal@illinois.edu

Brad White
Fire Chief
O'Fallon Fire Rescue
618-624-4515
bwhite@ofallon.org

Course coordination plan
March 13 - 18, 2023 Jefferson City, Missouri

Greg Landwehr
Deputy Chief
Division of Fire Safety
573-522-1625
greg.landwehr@dfs.dps.mo.gov

Course coordination plan