Fire Inspector I (PILOT)

Instructional Hours: 36.00
This course has a Canvas component which requires internet access.

Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to function as an entry level Fire Inspector. 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.

Course Description: Major topics covered in this course include an introduction to fire prevention; the code process; fire behavior; construction types and occupation classification; construction materials; building components; means of egress systems; site access; recognition of unsafe fire conditions and behaviors; application of hazardous material regulations; classification and identification of hazardous materials; identifying water supply system components and testing; understanding special-agent and portable fire extinguishing systems; types and components of fire alarm systems; an overview of plan review; and inspection procedures. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and team-focused practical exercises.

Successful Completion: Students must attend required classroom sessions, demonstrate proficiency in the practical skills evolutions, complete all required online and classroom activities and homework assignments, and obtain a score of 70% or better on the final written and practical examinations.

*This course partially satisfies the professional certification requirements for Fire Inspector I.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Fire Inspector I (PILOT)

Instructional Hours: 36.00
This course has a Canvas component which requires internet access.
Start Date: 10-02-2024
End Date: 11-01-2024
First Class Time: 08:00 - 15:00
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Registration Open: 03-18-2024
Registration Close: 09-13-2024
Howard County DFRS Training Academy
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Coordinated by: North Central. For questions contact:

Class meeting dates are 10/2, 10/8, 10/11, 10/17, 10/23, 10/29, 11/1