Fire Inspector 1 Class Registration
Dates: October 21, 29, 2014 and November 5, 14, 21, 2014.
Location: Baltimore County Public Safety Building
700 East Joppa Road
Towson, Maryland 21286
Registration Close: October 15, 2014
Path to Promotion: Inspector 1 is a required course for several promotional and reclassification opportunities within the Baltimore County Fire Department. Inspector 1 is needed to become a Fire Specialist with the Baltimore County Fire Department.
Course Description: The objective of this 30 hour course is to provide the student with an in-depth review of the skills attendant to the duties of a Fire Inspector I.
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.