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Fire and Life Safety Educator Fundamentals M0591

Enrollment in mediated courses is currently on hold. ATTENDANCE BY INVITATION ONLY.
Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Public Education
Training Specialist

Michael Weller

Delivery type
Online - Instructor Led
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in instructional methodology.

Enrollment in mediated courses is currently on hold. This is an NFA Online mediated course taught by an instructor with multiple students. Lessons, activities and communication are taught asynchronously through NFA Online, allowing students to complete course work on their own time. Assignment completions have assigned timeframes and all course participants are expected to connect with each other and the instructor two or more times per week.

This 7-week, online mediated course will provide students with the skill set to successfully prepare for, present, and evaluate a fire and life safety education presentation.

This course will expose students to practical educational techniques to begin and improve their delivery and increase learning during their educational presentations. During this hands-on course, students will select a fire and life safety risk in their community, adapt resources, and reach out to partners. Students will then prepare for and practice delivering their presentations and have the opportunity to evaluate both student learning as well as their own success in preparing and delivering the presentation.

This course places a strong emphasis on student presentation and integrates a community-based concept into fire safety education. Students learn to make the best use of their community to effectively support their program efforts.

Selection criteria

The target audience includes (but not limited to) the following:

  • Fire service educators.
  • Fire service managers.
  • Public Information Officers (PIO).
  • Anyone involved in youth fire setting intervention.
  • Line firefighters.
  • Inspectors.
  • EMS individuals.
  • Social workers.


Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online.

Post-course requirements