Fire Inspector II Class Registration
Dates: October 14 through November 15, 2013
Location: Fire Rescue Academy
Registration Close: October 7, 2013
The prerequisites for this course are MFRI Fire Inspector I, or MFSPQB, NPQS, or IFSAC Fire Inspector I certification. Every session includes an exercise that is used to evaluate students’ skills. Students must complete all class and homework assignments. There is a final written and practical examination for this course as well as a skills check off. A score of seventy percent or better on the final written and practical exams are required to pass. Versions One and Two: 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 Fire Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner.
Versions One and Two: 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. Version One: 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. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, audio/ visual material, instructor evaluation, and completion of exercises, homework, and a final written examination. Version Two: 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 include lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, audio/visual material, instructor evaluation, and completion of exercises, final written examination, and a practical examination.
ACE/Credit recommendation for this course is Version One: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, three semester hours in Fire Science, Fire Technology, or Occupational Health and Safety (12/99); Version Two: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, two semester hours in Fire Science, Fire Technology, or Occupational Health and Safety (10/04) (09/10).
Revised September 11, 2013