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Pennsylvania's Juvenile Firesetter Specialist State Certification

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through the State Fire Academy, offers state competency-based certification at Juvenile Firesetter Specialist Levels I and II.  Candidates seeking certification in juvenile firesetter intervention should contact the Certification Manager at the State Fire Academy in Lewistown to determine criteria and other information related to the certification process.  
Candidates who meet the minimum criteria may challenge the written and practical demonstration examinations and if successful will be certified by the state.  Candidates lacking the minimum criteria to challenge certification must acquire that criteria or take the Juvenile Firesetter Specialist classes offered through the State Fire Academy.  State training programs are based on the classes offered, without certification, at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. 

Certification Criteria:

Completion of National Fire Academy Juvenile Firesetter Specialist I and II courses.

2-Day Juvenile Firesetting Intervention Specialist I (JFIS I – F626) and 2-Day Juvenile Firesetting Intervention Specialist II (JFIS II – F627) taught via the Direct Delivery System and through the NFA State Weekend.  There are two On-Campus 6-Day Juvenile Firesetting Intervention Specialist I & II Leadership courses. The R628 class which is open to all firefighters and the 6-Day On-Campus Class offered as part of the Volunteer Incentive Program (R828).

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Pennsylvania Juvenile Firesetting Intervention Training Program – Program Development

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Pennsylvania Juvenile Firesetting Intervention Training Program – Advanced (Must have completed both days of training)

Questions should be directed to the Certification Program staff at the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy.