Fire Inspector I
Old Course Code: FINI
Instructional Hours: 36.00
ACE Code: FINI
Objective: To provide the student with an in-depth review of the skills attendant to the duties of the Fire Inspector I job performance requirements (JPRs) of NFPA 1031: Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner. Versions 1 and 2
Learning Outcome: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to prepare reports on fire safety issues using the proper codes and standards, conduct research of the various codes to address deficiencies noted during a site visit, develop a checklist to complete fire safety inspections, and give a legal deposition given the findings of an inspection, plan review or complaint. A score of 70% or better is required on all examinations. Versions 1 and 2
Course Content: Version 1: Major topics covered in the course computing the occupant load of a multi-use building, identifying the occupancy classification of mixed-used buildings, classifying the type of construction in new buildings, analyzing the egress elements of a building or portion of a building, evaluating hazardous conditions, evaluating emergency planning and preparedness procedures, verifying fire flows for a site, and verifying code compliance.
Version 2: Major topics covered in the course include and introduction to fire prevention, the code process, the inspection process, life safety codes, fire protection systems, interior finish, trim and decorations, computing the occupant load of a multi-use building, identifying the occupancy classification of mixed-use buildings, analyzing the egress elements of a building or portion of a building, evaluating hazardous conditions and verifying code compliance.
Methods of Instruction: Version 1: Lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, audio/visual material, instructor evaluation and completion of exercises, homework, and final written examination.
Version 2: Lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, audio/visual material, instructor evaluation and completion of exercises, homework, final written examination and a practical examination.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Upon successful completion, this course partially satisfies the professional certification requirements for: