INP101 – 64.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This course is designed for the individual conducting fire inspections, life safety surveys/inspection, and fire code enforcement for single occupancy. The Fire Inspection I course satisfies the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1031 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plans Examiner, Chapter 4 “Fire Inspector I”. It is designed around classroom lectures and individual activities to provide the student the needed skills and knowledge to conduct single occupancy fire inspections.

This course does require the completion of pre-course work that will be provided to you once you register for the class. On the first day of class you are required to obtain a passing grade on pre-course work test in order to remain the course.

Upon completion of this course you are eligible to schedule the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) exam, should you meet the TCFP requirements. Participants are also eligible to apply for certification through State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association (SFFMA).

This course does NOT offer Pro Board certification.

Pricing Information: Employees or members of a Fire Department or Agency that is a political subdivision of, or component thereof, the State of Texas are eligible to receive tuition credit from TEEX based on subsidized funding from the State of Texas for this class. 

Cost: $500.00/student for Texas Firefighters, departments or agencies 

Standard Cost: $1,000.00/student 

Prerequisites

TCFP Certification Requirements

Participants interested in pursuing certification through TCFP should review their website for requirements.

SFFMA Certification Requirements

Participants that successfully complete this course, Fire Inspector II, and Plans Examiner I, can submit their TEEX certificates of completion, along with SFFMA certification application, to the SFFMA office for processing.

Course Completion Requirements

Pre-Course Work

This course requires the completion of pre-course work that will be provided to you soon after you register for the class. On the first day of class you are required to obtain a passing grade on pre-course work test in order to remain in the course.

Course Attire

For classroom activities, students must wear full length pants, closed-toe shoes, and short sleeve/ long sleeve shirts (no sleeveless shirts). It is preferred that participants wear duty uniform or business casual dress. 

Participants Must Provide

  • IFSTA, Fire Inspection and Code Enforcement, 8th edition
  • NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, 2015 edition
  • Basic Calculator 
  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion.  

Recommended

Recommended supplies to bring 

  • Laptop Computer
  • Flash drive

Topics

  • Duties and Authority
  • Standards, Codes, and Permits
  • Fire Behavior
  • Construction Types and Occupancy Classifications
  • Building Construction: Materials and Structural Systems
  • Building Construction Components
  • Means of Egress
  • Water Supply Distribution Systems
  • Water-Based Fire Suppression Systems
  • Special-Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems and Extinguishers
  • Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
  • Fire Hazard Recognition
  • Site Access
  • Hazardous Materials: Descriptions and Identification Methods
  • Hazardous Materials: Storing, Handling, Dispensing, Transporting, Using, & Disposing
  • Plans Review & Field Verifications
  • Inspection Procedures

Suggested Audience

  • Municipal Fire Service Personnel

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)
  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)

Other Information

Annual Fire Training School Information

If you are attending this course as part of TEEX’s Texas Annual Fire Training School, you need to be aware of the following additional information:

Annual Fire Training School Registration Requirements

Annual Schools require that you use the online registration system. 

We have streamlined the process for payment via Texas A&M Forest Service funding (H.B. 2604 or TIFMAS Grant Assistance Program). Before you register for a course, you must attain approval from the Texas A&M Forest Service for training tuition. On your approval letter, there will be a voucher approval number. Each student approved for tuition grant assistance will need this number.

Register for your course through your TEEX student portal. On the payment section, choose “Purchase Order” and enter the “VFDE” number (for example “E123456”). If your department was approved for multiple students, each student up to the maximum approved in the training tuition request may use the same VFDE number. If the total amount due is greater than the total amount allowed by the tuition voucher, the individual/department will be responsible for the difference. You are no longer required to email or fax the approval letter to TEEX/ESTI unless it is specifically requested by TEEX staff. 

The PO contact email needs to be either yourself or a responsible person within your organization.

A new data field has been added to the payment process. The Tax ID (Tax Payer ID, EIN or FEIN) will be the number assigned to your organization. The field is required and needs to be in the following format: xx-xxxxxxx.

Annual Fire Training School Late Registration

The full rate will be applied after the early-bird registration deadline.

Contact Information

Jeff Rhoads

Training Manager
Phone: (866) 878-8900
Email: [email protected]

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