As part of the recertification process, Florida Fire Safety Inspectors are required to take eight additional hours of continuing education. This training must be based on the Florida-specific versions of the NFPA 1 Fire Code and the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code.
To meet these requirements, Vector Solutions developed a course series specific to these codes: NFPA 1 & 101: Modules 1-4. Available through the TargetSolutions system, the series was updated to ensure Florida firefighters are compliant with the most current version of recertification standards.
Learn more about TargetSolutions’ newly updated courses designed for Florida Fire Safety Inspectors recertification.
NFPA 1 & 101 Training Modules 1-4
The Florida Fire Prevention Code (FFPC) is reviewed on an ongoing basis. Every three years, in accordance with Florida State Statute 633.202, the State Fire Marshal adopts the FFPC for enforcement with each review and update.
TargetSolutions’ 4 courses focus on the NFPA 1 and the NFPA 101 Fire and Safety codes for the Florida Certified Fire Inspector 1 and 2. These courses were updated to outline the changes in the 2018 Florida-specific version of these codes.
Each course uses a combination of videos, an onscreen instructor, case studies and statistics to engage personnel. To test individuals’ understanding of new definitions, personnel must complete mid-course knowledge checks and a final exam.
By the end of this series, fire inspectors will be able to complete the following:
- Review and describe the changes within the 2018 Florida-specific version of the NFPA 1 Fire Code
- Review and describe the changes within the 2018 Florida-specific version of the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
- Recall the definition changes to the NFPA 1 and 101 codes
- Describe the purpose of the flexibility that is given to the Authority Having Jurisdiction within the NFPA 1 Florida-specific Fire Code
New Content for Florida Fire Safety Inspectors
Courses will include different definition changes that are new or newer to these codes as well as relevant examples to explain the nuances. Below is a breakdown of each module in the series:
Module 1 – Focuses on the administrative, application and enforcement of NFPA 1 and 101 codes. This includes permits and certificates, Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and more.
Module 2 – Covers water supply, fireworks, mobile and temporary cooking operations, carbon dioxide systems and the legal ramifications.
Module 3 – Highlights egress matters during renovation and new construction (part 1) and the AHJ and nuances.
Module 4 – Discusses egress matters during renovation and new construction (part 2), fire drills and suppression and detection systems, sprinklered matter-planned communities and more.
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