INP100 – 64.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, this course can be scheduled to meet your specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or esti@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This course is designed for individuals 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.

Upon completion of this course you are eligible to take the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) written exam and skills testing.  Participants that receive a Pro Board certification are eligible for certification through Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) through reciprocity. In addition, participants can apply for certification through State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association (SFFMA).

Prerequisites

Pro Board Certification Requirements

Participants pursuing Pro Board certification must provide proof of NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Awareness or NFPA 1072 Hazardous Materials Awareness dated prior to the last day of class. The documentation must meet the certification office requirements.

TCFP Certification Requirements

TCFP testing is not completed during this course. Participants that would like to earn their TCFP certification can submit their Pro Board certification to the Commission for reciprocity. Review additional TCFP requirements on their website.

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

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.

Pro Board Certification Testing

Participants are required to provide a photo ID at time of Pro Board testing

Participants Must Provide

  • IFSTA, Fire Inspection and Code Enforcement, 8th edition
  • NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, 2015 edition
  • Basic Calculator (independent of phone) 

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 and to sit for the Pro Board certification exam.

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, and Disposing
  • Plans Review and Field Verifications
  • Inspection Procedures

Suggested Audience

  • Military and Department of Defense (DoD) Firefighters 
  • Municipal Firefighters 

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

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

Contact Information

Emergency Services Training Institute
Phone: (979) 845-7641 | Toll-Free: (866) 878-8900
Email: esti@teex.tamu.edu

Payment Info

  • Credit Card – Complete online registration or call (979) 845-2130
  • Purchase Order – Complete online registration and send a copy of PO documentation within 48 hours to Merrie.Noak@teex.tamu.edu 
  • For out-of-state tuition rates, contact the Fire Officer Program office at Merrie.Noak@teex.tamu.edu  

Policies

TEEX Policies
Participant Handbook

Participants are required to follow the guidelines in the ESTI Student Safety Manual.

Pro Board testing policies, including ADA accommodations.

I was recently promoted to investigations and this course will definitely make me more capable of doing my job.

— Death Investigation
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