Fire Inspector 1 Class Registration
Dates: September 10 through October 11, 2013
Location: Fire Rescue Academy
Registration Close: September 3
The objective of this course is to provide the student with an in-depth review of the skills attendant to the duties of a Fire Inspector I job performance requirements (JPR) of National Fire Protection Association, 1031, Standard for Fire Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner.
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.
Major topics covered in the course are developing written correspondence; creating inspection checklists and forms; processing permit applications; process plan review applications; testifying at legal proceedings; investigating complex complaints; recommending modifications to codes and standards; recommending policies and procedures for the delivery of inspection services; computing the occupant load of a multi-use building; identifying the occupancy classification of mixed-used buildings; classify the type of construction in a new building; analyze the egress elements of a building or portion of a building; evaluate hazardous conditions involving equipment, processes, and operations; evaluate emergency planning and preparedness procedures; verify fire flows for a site; verify code compliance for storage, handling, and use of flammable can combustible liquids and gases; evaluate code compliance for the storage; handling, and use of hazardous materials; determine the fire growth potential in a building or space; inspect emergency access for a site; classify the occupancy type; compute the occupant load; field verify the installation of a fire protection system; verify that egress elements are provided; and field verify the construction type of building or of a portion thereof. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, audio/visual material, instructor evaluation, and completion of exercises, homework, and final written examination.
Revised August 19, 2013