Other Juvenile Firesetter Training Opportunities
The United States Department of Homeland Security through the National Fire Academy offers two resident courses directly related to the subject of juvenile firesetter intervention,
Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist I and II.
Course objectives include the following:
- Identify the roles, duties, and responsibilities of the Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist (JFIS) I and II or someone assigned to these positions.
- Relate what the JFIS I and II need to be able to do within the requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1035: Standard for Professional Qualifications for Public Fire and Life Safety Educator.
Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist I
The individual who has demonstrated the ability 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 implements educational intervention strategies to mitigate effects of firesetting behavior
Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist II
The individual who has demonstrated the ability to coordinate child firesetting intervention program activities and the activities of Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist.
Persons interested in training at the National Fire Academy should follow the following link for online information and registration: