NFA061 – 20.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

NFA logoThis two-day course is based on the requirements of NFPA Standard 1035, Standard on
Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, Youth Firesetter
Intervention Specialist and Youth Firesetter Program Manager Professional
Qualifications. This course provides participants with a broad understanding of the
knowledge, skills and abilities that the Youth Firesetter Intervention
Specialist should have as requirements of NFPA Standard 1035 pertaining to
youth firesetting. This course is for the practitioner who provides services at
the program delivery level. It replaces Youth Firesetting Prevention and
Intervention – Level 1.

At the completion of the course, the participant will be able to:

  • explain national trends in youth firesetting and compare those trends to the statistics from their home communities
  • classify the typologies of youth firesetting 
  • explain intervention options to mitigate youth firesetting behavior 
  • present an educational intervention for a Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention Program


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participants Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

To meet NFA attendance requirements, participants must complete each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam. Exceptions may be discussed with lead instructor.


  • Review of NFPA 1035 for Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist.
  • The extent of the youth firesetting problem and justification for local youth firesetting prevention and intervention programs.
  • Examination of the typologies of firesetting and the motivation behind firesetting behaviors.
  • Identification, intake, screening, disposition and follow-up.
  • Youth firesetting educational interventions.

Suggested Audience

Participants must have or will have responsibilities as the practitioner who provides services at the program delivery level. This includes the person who is responsible for the identification, intake, screening, educational intervention, follow-up, and evaluation of the program services and results.

Participants representing the fire service are encouraged to partner with other agencies for this training. Partners can include, but are not limited to, fire investigators, law enforcement, mental health, social services, juvenile justice or other stakeholders who can assist in building and maintaining programs in their communities.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)
  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)

Other Information

To request this class in your jurisdiction or department, please use the Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI) Extension Course Request Form.

To request admission to an already-scheduled course, call the contact person listed in this course schedule. This will allow the course host to provide appropriate numbers of participant manuals.

All extension courses are classroom only.

Contact Information

Emergency Services Training Institute
Phone: (979) 845-7641 | Toll-Free: (866) 878-8900
Email: [email protected]

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