An important function of the fire service is to proactively focus on engineering practices, inspections, and code enforcement to protect its communities and reduce risk in order to save lives. Achieving this goal begins with education and inspections. The State of Georgia, in conjunction with the State Fire Marshal’s Office, has garnered the responsibility of performing regular, standardized inspections of facilities to better educate the public and reduce risk. To prepare fire department personnel to successfully reduce risk through inspection, GPSTC’s Georgia Fire Academy offers a Fire Inspector curriculum that equips students with the tools necessary to perform fire inspector duties. From communications and building construction, to occupancy classifications and fire inspections procedures, the Fire Inspector Curriculum addresses all of the Georgia State Fire Marshal Rules and Regulations and well as state law and International codes and standards.
Upon successful completion of this curriculum, students will be eligible to take the Georgia Firefighters Standards and Training Council’s test for State Certification as a Fire Inspector and ProBoard Certification as defined by NFPA 1031, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plans Examiner, Chapter 4.
Pre-requisitesStudents seeking to enroll in the Fire Inspector curriculum are required to submit a letter for their Chief or the Fire Marshal attesting to assignment or responsibility AND have completed the following prior to enrolling in Module I:
- ICS -100 Introduction to ICS
- ICS-200 Basic ICS
- ICS-700 An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
Total program course hours: 80 hours