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National Fire Academy Delivery Course Offerings

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2017 Leadership Academy and Executive Skills Series

OSFM working in conjunction with the National Fire Academy is offering a Leadership Academy which meets the NFA’s Managing Fire Officer pre-requisites. The Leadership Academy will run from May 1 - 5, 2017. NFA Leadership I, II, III and Shaping the Future courses will be offered for the week. Each course features two instructors and NFA certificates will issued upon completion.

A new NFA series will be offered May 22 - 26, 2017 in conjunction with the Leadership Academy. The Executive Skills Series will address administrative, challenging and contemporary issues relevant to the North Carolina Fire Service. The Executive Skills Series addresses three separate classes focusing on Chief Officers and aspiring Chief Officers. Each course will feature two instructors and NFA certificates will issued upon completion.

If you are driving at least 35 miles one way, you may be eligible for hotel reimbursement. This will be limited to the first 25 students, if you would like to be considered for this, please check Hotel Reimbursement on the Sandhills Registration Form.

The Leadership Academy and Executive Skills Series will be accepting pre-registration immediately, please contact Michelle Bauer at Sandhills Community College if you have any questions.

Michelle Bauer
bauerm@sandhills.edu
910-695-3774

Fire Inspection Principles I N0390

Applications must be received by April 7, 2017

Course description

This six-day course introduces the student to the fundamental methodology for application of fire and life safety codes and standards. Although it contains many of the basic principles of code enforcement, more experienced code inspectors and officials might find it useful as a review of essential methodologies and as a useful update to current code enforcement applications. It is not the intent of this course to present specific code requirements, however this course focuses more on the methodology of the use of these requirements. The "Fire Inspection Principles II" course is intended to provide additional material on the code applications to fire protection systems as an extension of material presented in this course.

Selection criteria

  • Individuals with at least one year’s experience whose primary duties are those of a full-time code enforcement inspector/officer.
  • Individuals who have the responsibility to train personnel involved in full-time code enforcement activities.
  • Suppression Company Officers responsible for in-service fire code enforcement activities. Note: Special consideration will be given to individuals and departments starting new fire prevention bureaus or preparing an individual as an instructor for a code enforcement training program within their department.

Prerequisites

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

Date: May 22 – May 27, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College
20 Canoe Lane
Asheville, NC 28804

To register for this class please complete the NFA application form and email it to: kim.williams@ncdoi.gov

NFA Application link:https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/ff_119_25_2_75_5a.pdf

If you have questions, please contact Kim Williams by phone at 919-647-0089 or by email at kim.williams@ncdoi.gov.

You will be required to have FEMA Student Identification Number (SID). This number will be used in place of a Social Security Number on General Admissions Application forms. If you don’t have one, please click on the link below and have one generated. The process takes about 10 minutes.

Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention — Level 1

Instructor: Pamela Tourangeau
April 24 – 25, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days
High Point Fire Department
1035 W Ward Ave
High Point NC 27260

Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Management

This two-day course is based on the requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1035, Standard on Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist and Youth Firesetter Program Manager Professional Qualifications, pertaining to the Youth Firesetting Intervention Specialist — Level 1. This course empowers students with a broad understanding of the knowledge, skills and abilities that the Youth Firesetting Intervention Specialist — Level 1 should have as requirements of NFPA Standard 1035 pertaining to youth firesetting. This course is for the practitioner who provides services at the program delivery level.

This course covers the following:

  • Review of NFPA 1035 for Youth Firesetting Intervention Specialist — Level 1.
  • The extent of the youth firesetting problem and justification for local youth firesetting prevention and intervention programs.
  • Examination of the typologies of firesetting and the motivation behind firesetting behaviors.
  • Identification, intake, screening, disposition and follow-up.

Youth firesetting educational interventions. At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain national trends in youth firesetting and compare those trends to the statistics from their home communities.
  • Classify the typologies of youth firesetting.
  • Explain intervention options to mitigate youth firesetting behavior.
  • Present an educational intervention for a Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention Program.

Selection Criteria

Students either have or will have responsibilities as the practitioner who provides services at the program delivery level. This includes the person who is responsible for the identification, intake, screening, educational intervention, follow-up, and evaluation of the program services and results. Students representing the fire service are encouraged to partner with other agencies for this training. Partners can include but are not limited to fire investigators, law enforcement, mental health, social services, juvenile justice, or other stakeholders who can assist in building and maintaining programs in their communities.

Comments

To achieve the optimal benefits of the course, we ask that you perform some basic research in advance of the course. Please come prepared to discuss the following information pertinent to your community:

Is your community urban, suburban, rural or a mixture (per se)?

How many youth firesetting (YFS) incidents does your organization handle per year?

What types of YFS incidents do you handle the most frequently?

Are there particular age groups that represent a greater problem than others?

What is the minimum age at which your jurisdiction can file criminal charges against a youth for fire-related incidents?

If charges can be filed, what is the average number of youth that are charged per year?

On average, how many injuries caused by youth firesetting does your community experience per year? How many deaths?

On average, how much property loss is associated with youth firesetting per year?

If your organization currently has a YFSPI program, please bring copies of the various documents that are utilized to support it, such as intake and screening forms. Please also bring a copy of any lesson plans for the educational component of your program.

If your organization does not have a program, do not worry. The course includes many examples of support materials.

To register for the class please complete the NFA application (short) form. Have the application signed by the head of your sponsoring organization section 19. Scan and email the application to: emily.narron@ncdoi.gov

NFA Application link:https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/ff_119_25_2_75_5a.pdf

If you have questions, please contact Kim Williams by phone at 919-647-0089 or by email at kim.williams@ncdoi.gov.

You will be required to have FEMA Student Identification Number (SID). This number will be used in place of a Social Security Number on General Admissions Application forms. If you don’t have one, please click on the link below and have one generated. The process takes about 10 minutes.

Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention — Level 2

Instructor: Pamela Tourangeau
May 11 – 12, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days
High Point Fire Department
1035 W Ward Ave.
High Point NC 27260

Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Management

This two-day course is based on the requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1035, Standard on Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist and Youth Firesetter Program Manager Professional Qualifications, pertaining to the Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention — Level 2.

The course is designed for the person who is responsible or will be responsible for leading a youth firesetting prevention and intervention program. The course covers the following:

  • Review of NFPA 1035 for Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention — Level 2.
  • Leading a youth firesetting prevention and intervention program.
  • Program development.

Program evaluation. At the completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the differences in NFPA 1035 between Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention — Levels 1 and 2.
  • Summarize the overall job performance requirements of a youth firesetting prevention and intervention program.
  • Develop a youth firesetting prevention and intervention program in their community.
  • Demonstrate how to evaluate a youth firesetting prevention and intervention program.

Selection Criteria

Students either have or will have responsibilities related to developing, implementing, coordinating and/or managing a youth firesetting prevention and intervention program in their community. Students representing the fire service are encouraged to partner with other agencies for this training. Partners can include but are not limited to fire investigators, law enforcement, mental health, social services, juvenile justice, or other stakeholders who can assist in building and maintaining programs in their communities.

To register for the class please complete the NFA application (short) form. Have the application signed by the head of your sponsoring organization section 19. Scan and email the application to: emily.narron@ncdoi.gov

NFA Application link:https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/ff_119_25_2_75_5a.pdf

If you have questions, please contact Kim Williams by phone at 919-647-0089 or by email at kim.williams@ncdoi.gov.

You will be required to have FEMA Student Identification Number (SID). This number will be used in place of a Social Security Number on General Admissions Application forms. If you don’t have one, please click on the link below and have one generated. The process takes about 10 minutes.