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Plans Review for Fire and Life Safety N0393

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 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 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.

Prerequisites

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 or fire safety inspection function.

For the building official: 12 months experience in either a code enforcement or building inspection function.

Post-course requirements

None

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
May 17 - 22, 2021 Bismarck, North Dakota

Robert Knuth
Training Director
North Dakota Firefighter's Association
701-222-2799
rknuth@nd.gov

Doug Nelson
State Fire Marshal
North Dakota State Fire Marshal's Office
701-220-5060
ddnelson@nd.gov

Course coordination plan
July 19 - 24, 2021 Cancelled Columbia, South Carolina

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

Bonita Watters
Manager
South Carolina Fire Academy
803-896-4074
bonita.watters@llr.sc.gov

Course coordination plan
July 19 - 24, 2021 Pawley's Island, South Carolina

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

Bonita Walters
Curriculum Manager
SCFA
803-986-4074
bonita.walters@llr.sc.gov

Bill Collins
Lieutenant Midway Fire Department
Midway Fire Department
843-241-6723
ltbill644@gmail.com

Course coordination plan
August 9 - 14, 2021 Columbia, South Carolina

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

Bonita Watters
Manager
South Carolina Fire Academy
803-896-4074
bonita.watters@llr.sc.gov

Course coordination plan
September 20 - 25, 2021 Lenexa, Kansas

Russell Greene
Program Coordinator
Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute
785-224-3244
rtgreene@ku.edu

Don Tinsley
Deputy Chief
Lenexa Fire Department
913-477-7924
dtinsley@lenexa.com

Course coordination plan
September 23 - 28, 2021 Cancelled Lenexa, Kansas

Russell Greene
Program Coordinator
Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute
785-224-3244
rtgreene@ku.edu

Don Tinsley
Deputy Chief
Lenexa Fire Department
913-477-7924
dtinsley@lenexa.com

Course coordination plan
September 27, 2021 - October 2, 2021 Monroe, North Carolina

Monna Gillespie
Administrative Coordinator
NC OSFM
919-647-0088
monna.gillespie@ncdoi.gov

Kim Williams
Division Chief
NC OSFM
919-647-0089
kim.williams@ncdoi.gov

Jon Williams
Fire Marshal
Union County FMO
704-283-3515
jon.williams@unioncountync.gov

Course coordination plan