This two-day course is based on the requirements of NFPA Standard 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.
At the completion of the course, the student 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
There are no prerequisites for this course.
To meet NFA attendance requirements, participants must complete each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam. Exceptions may be discussed with lead instructor.
TopicsReview 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.
Students must 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.
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsTexas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+Texas Commission of Fire Protection (TCFP)+State Firefighters' and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas (SFFMA)
To request this class in your jurisdiction or department, please use the Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI) Extension Course Request Form.
To request admission to an already-scheduled course, call the contact person listed in this course schedule. This will allow the course host to provide appropriate numbers of student manuals.
All extension courses are classroom only.