Conference Agenda



00633 - Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist

Instructor: Pamela Tourangeau
Dates: February 18 and 19, 2019
Times: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days
Location: Concord Fire Department
1020 Ivey Cline Drive, Concord, NC

Description: This two-day course is based on 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. This course provides students with a broad understanding of the knowledge, skills and abilities that the Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist 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. It replaces Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention - Level 1.
This course covers the following:

  • Review of NFPA 1035 for Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist.
  • 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.
Pre Course Assignment:
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 incidents does your organization handle per year?
  • What types of youth firesetting 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.


Fire and Life Safety Educator Level I - Hybrid

Instructor: E. Brene Duggins 

Register by: January 16th 2019
Start Date: January 17th 2019
End Date: February 19th 2019

Face-to-Face Dates: 
Sunday, February 17th, 2019 12:00pm-5:00pm
Monday, February 18th, 2019 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 8:00am-1:00pm 

Location: Concord Station #8 - 1485 Old Charlotte Road, Concord, NC

This Fire and Life Safety Educator Level I class will be run as a Hybrid, which will include both online and face-to-face components. You must complete all online components of the course in addition to the face-to-face dates. Pre-Registration is required in order to access the online portion of this class. To register contact Tanya Rogers at Rowan Cabarrus Community College, or (704) 216-3531 

For information specific to the course, please contact the instructor, Brene Duggins  (919) 621-4651

Description: NC Fire and Life Safety Educator Certification

In a continued effort to reduce fire loss in the State of North Carolina, the State Legislature established General Statute 58-78-5.14b, which requires the State Fire and Rescue Commission to establish voluntary minimum professional qualifications for all levels of fire and rescue service personnel.
The standard for Firefighter Certification is considered to be a minimum standard and the Fire & Rescue Commission fully recognizes that, due to differing requirements, many fire departments may set forth standards much higher than these for their personnel. It is the intent, however, that through a voluntary program, personnel who provide firefighting services to the communities of our state, will meet or exceed this standard.
Performance Standard: The NFPA 1035 Standard for Fire and Life Safety Educator Professional Qualifications, Current Edition, will be the performance standard used for Firefighter certification.
Entrance Requirements: The Fire and Life Safety Educator candidate must meet the entrance requirements listed below before certification can be issued.
Age / Education Requirements: The candidate must be at least 18 years of age. Training and course work may be completed in advance, but certification cannot be issued until the candidate's 18th birthday. Moreover, the candidate must meet the requirements of the standard in place at the time of his/her birthday even though he/she may have been working toward a previous standard.
The candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalent recognized by the State Department of Public Instruction (i.e., GED).
Program Requirements: The instruction and evaluation given a Fire and Life Safety Educator who achieves certification is critical to ensuring a quality program. Training and evaluation of students must be accomplished by qualified individuals, working in conjunction with approved delivery agencies.
Student Evaluation: Evaluation of the student for certification is a critical link in the total preparedness of the individual. Student evaluations must be accomplished by qualified Level II Instructors. The evaluation itself must be separate and distinct from the training process.
Written Examination: The written exam measures the cognitive skills of the Firefighter and must follow the guidelines set forth under the Policy for Testing manual. The examination will be randomly generated and provided to the evaluator by the delivery agency. A score of 70% or above shall constitute a passing grade for the candidate.