Do you need Certified Fire Inspector Training? Find out more.

Blog Post created by kategreene Employee on Jan 17, 2017

The role of fire inspector isn’t limited to fire inspectors – it’s often just one part of an individual’s job as a fire chief, fire marshal, fire fighter, loss control manager, or safety manager. The NFPA Certified Fire Inspector-I Training is designed to help anyone get up to speed on how to meet the requirements of NFPA 1031: Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner.


I had the opportunity to meet some of the attendees in Anaheim last December and not only were they from all over the country (CA, OR, AZ, GA, NY, TX, NC, SC) their jobs were extremely diverse. They were representative of: an international hotel chain, a major film studio, a product manufacturer, fuel supplier, insurance agencies, medical providers, as well as state and local fire service and health departments.



The February 6-9 class at the Embassy Suites New Orleans – Convention Center marks the second year of the 4-day Certified Fire Inspector-I Training. The instructor, Pete Cutrer says the course is designed to focus on practical training applicable to your day-to-day activities. Pete knows why ‘practical training’ is so important--he comes from the public fire service with a background in Fire Protection and Suppression. He is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS®) with a focus on Code Compliance and Fire Inspection. He is also an IAAI Certified Fire Investigator, is certified as a NFPA CFI-II, and a Certified Fire Plan Examiner (CFPE).


The CFI-I course is an intensive, instructor-led, 4-day training. It's ProBoard® accredited and designed to be fun, fast- paced and interactive. You’ll learn the basic principles of Fire and Life Safety, and how to meet the requirements of NFPA 1031: Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner. It covers the complete use of the Life Safety Code® as well as the key provisions from the other code books (NFPA 1, NFPA 13, NFPA 25, NFPA 72®, and NFPA 101®). You are in the books and participating in exercises that help you come away with an in-depth understanding of how codes work and how to use them.


This past year we saw lots of change especially with the CMS adoption of the 2012 Life Safety Code. If you’re in the health care industry struggling with the new code updates and trying to determine what’s applicable to your facility--take another look at this training. Not only does it show you how to enforce LSC provisions using the 2012 Code, it shows you the basic requirements for fire protection systems in your facility as well. Some of the other topics you’ll learn about include:

• Storage and handling of hazardous materials
• The reviewing, testing, and acceptance of water-and chemical-based fire protection systems
• Fire alarms
• Legal aspects of being an AHJ
• Many other topics related to being a Fire Inspector


For more information on the course click here.


For recognition of your professional training, take the open-book, multiple choice, exam on the fifth day. The deadline to submit your application for the February 10, 2017 exam is January 19, 2017. For more information on submitting your application, click here and scroll to Fire Inspector I Materials. For more information or questions, please contact Laurie Solomon +1 617 984-7432. nfpa.org/cfi