Demonstrating Your Fire Prevention Program's Worth R0378

Delivery type 6-Day On-Campus
ACE recommendation In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, three semester hours in risk management, public administration, or public safety.
CEU’s 4.3
Student pre-course materials and course syllabus PDF 309 KB PDF 171 KB
Training Specialists

Woody Stratton

Mary Marchone

Upcoming offerings

February 18 - 23, 2018 | September 23 - 28, 2018 | View more

Course description

This six-day course provides students with the tools and skills to be able to evaluate their organization’s fire and injury prevention programs. The course provides a systematic way to improve and account for evaluation actions by involving procedures that are useful, feasible, ethical and accurate.

Course framework guides fire prevention professionals in their use of prevention program evaluation. It is a practical, nonprescriptive tool, designed to summarize and organize essential elements of prevention program evaluation. The emphasis is on the practical, ongoing evaluation strategies that involve all prevention stakeholders, not just evaluation experts.

The main themes of the course include:

• Misconceptions regarding the purposes and methods of prevention evaluation.

• The essential elements of prevention program evaluation.

• The steps for conducting effective prevention program evaluation.

• Review standards for effective program evaluation.

Students are required to bring to class a laptop computer with a recent version of Microsoft Excel. Students will be responsible for the computer and its programs while at the National Fire Academy (NFA). The NFA will not purchase or reimburse for the purchase of a computer or its programs.

Selection criteria

Any person responsible for programs involved with fire/injury prevention and community risk reduction. Students should identify their specific prevention role on the application and indicate that they have responsibility for prevention services or programs. Applicants can also include company officers who have responsibility for station based risk reduction. Target audiences typically include: fire marshals, fire and building inspectors, public fire/life safety educators, company officers, youth firesetter intervention specialists, youth firesetter program manager, code inspectors and officials, and other community or allied professionals in the fire and injury prevention field. Local and state statisticians who manage data for fire prevention programs/outcomes are also admissible candidates.


Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online at Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Note: There is a pre-course assignment, course homework, a student project and a course examination.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
Apply February 18 - 23, 2018 Vacancies Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply September 23 - 28, 2018 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Post-course requirements None