Fire Inspector II
Old Course Code: FINII
Instructional Hours: 36.00
Objective: To provide the student with an in-depth review of the skills attendant to the duties of the Fire Inspector II 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. Versions 1 and 2
Course Content: Version 1: Major topics covered in the course are processing plan review applications, testifying at legal proceedings, recommending modifications to codes and standards, computing the occupant load of a multi-use building, evaluating hazardous conditions, evaluating emergency planning and preparedness, verifying fire flows, verifying code compliance, evaluating code compliance, determining the fire growth potential and field verifying the installation of a fire protection system.
Version 2: Major topics covered in the course include residential code violations and strategies for correction, identification of construction types and performance features, use group classifications and building characteristics by classification, mixed-use buildings, composition of the International Building Code and Life Safety Code, allowable height and area, fire flow, conducting flow tests and calculating fire flow, Life Safety Code and requirements for means of egress, evacuation requirements, evacuation plan provisions and strategies for evacuation, plans review and permit process, characteristics of portable LPG cylinders, characteristics of hazardous materials, high-hazard classification, NFPA 704 system and "H" use group buildings, plans review requirements and plans review hearings.
Methods of Instruction: Version 1: Lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, audio/visual material, instructor evaluation, and completion of exercises, homework, and a final written examination.
Version 2: Lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, audio/visual material, instructor evaluation, and completion of exercises, final written examination and a practical examination.
ACE Credit Recommendations:
Credit Recommendation: The ACE/CREDIT recommendation for this course is:
Version 1: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Fire Science, Fire Technology or Occupational Health and Safety (12/99).
Version 2: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Fire Science, Fire Technology or Occupational Health and Safety (10/04) (09/10).
The prerequisite for this course is MFRI Fire Inspector I
MFSPQB, NBFSPQ, IFSAC or DOD/IFSAC Fire Inspector I certification.
Upon successful completion, this course partially satisfies the professional certification requirements for: