CFPC: Public Education Courses

Public Education Courses

Public Fire and Life Safety Educator I

This is an entry-level course that will prepare anyone who performs public education duties to present existing programs to all audiences. The course addresses fire prevention activities, the major causes of unintentional injury, characteristics of learning, evaluation of lesson plans, presentation methods, effective usage of audiovisual aids, successfully dealing with the media and recordkeeping. This course meets the requirements of NFPA 1035, "Professional Qualifications for Public Fire and Life Safety Educator I". Reference material is required for the class.

Required Texts: IFSTA Fire and Life Safety Educator 3rd Edition.  Masters of Disaster Lesson plans K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.  Optional References: Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog (audio book) and The Great Fire by Jim Murphy. 

Certification testing time: requires an additional date for certification written exam.

Training Prerequisites: None
Class Hours: 32
FM Credit: 24

Public Information Officer

This course is designed to instruct participants in the basic methods for establishing and maintaining a positive relationship with the news media. Fire department activities–including public fire education programs, man-made and natural disasters, and emergencies, make developing policies and training for dealing with the news media essential. Discussion topics will cover: public disclosure laws; media relations; and news releases. Participants will learn the basics of preparing news releases, setting up press conferences, and the responsibilities of the Public Information Officer (PIO) at the scene of an emergency.

Students will participate in a mock briefing with reporters from various media sources.

Required Text: Jones and Bartlett Media Relations for Public Safety Professionals by Leo M. Brown.

Training Prerequisites: None
Class Hours: 16
FM Credit: 8

 

 

Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist I

The goal of the course is to provide the skills and tools necessary to become a Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist I. The class will address the NFPA 1035 Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist I including: Introduction; Primary Prevention; Identification and Intake; Who Sets Fires and Why, and Interviewing and Intervention Strategies. Students will be introduced to NPFA 1035 Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist I Professional Standard. The individual will learn to conduct an interview with a firesetter and their family using prepared forms and guidelines and who based on recommended practice may determine the need for referral for counseling and/or implement educational intervention strategies to mitigate effects of firesetting behavior.

 

Course is designed for individuals that have responsibilities related to Juvenile Firesetting Intervention, interviewing, and prevention. The target audience includes practitioners who interact with children who are involved in firesetting and/or arson behavior and their families. In addition to the fire service, professionals from a myriad of fields including Mental Health, Law Enforcement, Education, Counseling Services, and Social Services can benefit from the training.

Certification Prerequisite: Direct Entry

Certification testing time: requires an additional date for certification written exam.

 

Training Prerequisites: none

Class Hours: 16

FM Credit: 16

Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist II

The goal of the course is to provide the skills and tools necessary to become a Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist II. The class will address the NFPA 1035 Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist II including: Identification and Intake; Coalition Building Support and Management; Budget and Funding; Development of a Juvenile Handbook, Resource Directory, Data Base, and Program Evaluation. Students will be introduced to the NFPA 1035 Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist II Professional Standard. The individual will learn to develop and coordinate a child firesetting intervention program and the activities of Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist. The course develops skills including interviewing and assessment, program development, implementation, and evaluation. 

 

Course is designed for individuals that have or will have responsibilities related to the management and/or coordination of a Juvenile Firesetting Intervention program. 

Training Prerequisites: Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist I

Class Hours: 16

FM Credit: 8



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