Course Descriptions

General Course Information

Date:  Wednesday & Thursday, July 13-14, 2022
Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority: Station 73
26512 Military Rd S
Kent, WA 98032
Fee:  No cost.
Prerequisites:  There is a pre-course assignment that should take about one hour to complete.
Student Materials:  Bring Your Own Device - Student Manual
Lunch:  Coffee, water, and snacks will be available.  Lunch will not be provided.
Student IDs:  Registration requires an identification number; a student number can be obtained online at

Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist

Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist is a 2-day course based on the requirements of NFPA Standard 1035 pertaining to the Youth Firesetting Intervention Specialist.  The course focuses on how identification, intake, screening, disposition, and follow-up are used to mitigate youth firesetting behavior.  This course is for the practitioner who provides services at the program delivery level.

Pre-course Assignment:

To achieve the optimal benefits of the course, we ask that you perform some basic research in advance of the course. Please come prepared to discuss the following information pertinent to your community:

Is your community urban, suburban, rural or a mixture (per se)?

How many youth firesetting (YFS) incidents does your organization handle per year?

What types of YFS incidents do you handle the most frequently?

Are there particular age groups that represent a greater problem than others?

What is the minimum age at which your jurisdiction can file criminal charges against a youth for fire-related incidents?

If charges can be filed, what is the average number of youth that are charged per year?

On average, how many injuries caused by youth firesetting does your community experience per year?  How many deaths?

On average, how much property loss is associated with youth firesetting per year?

If your organization currently has a YFSPI program, please bring copies of the various documents that are utilized to support it, such as intake and screening forms. Please also bring a copy of any lesson plans for the educational component of your program.

If your organization does not have a program, do not worry. The course includes many examples of support materials.

Course Contact: 
Education, Enforcement, and Analytics Section (360) 596-3946
CDSFM Esther Hernandez,