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Fire Inspector I

This 16-module course, followed by individual practice exams, is based on the 2015 International Fire Code (IFC), 2015 International Building Code (IBC) and IFSTA Fire Inspection and Code Enforcement, 8th Edition as well as requirements from NFPA 1031: Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner. This course will assist you in developing the necessary skills and applying the practical application needed as a Fire Inspector. Each module consists of multiple integrated video presentations (41 total), including presentation slides, explanation, examples, and review quizzes. Modules are designed to be 20-60 min. in length. Each of the 16 practice quizzes, as well as the practice tests for each module, must be completed with a passing score of at least 75% in order to finish the course and receive a certificate of completion. This course is designed to be an overview of the IFC and IBC and serves as both an exam preparation course, as well as a review course for code professionals of all levels of expertise.

Subject Areas:

  • Duties and Authority
  • Codes, Standards, and Permits
  • Fire Behavior
  • Construction Types
  • Occupancy Types
  • Building Construction
  • Building Components
  • Means of Egress
  • Site Access
  • Fire Hazard Recognition
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Water Supply Distribution Systems
  • Water-Based Fire Suppression Systems
  • Special-Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems and Portable Extinguishers
  • Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
  • Plan Review and Field Verifications
  • Inspection Procedures
CEU's: Completion of this course will result in 2.0 CEU's being awarded by ICC as Wc3 is a Preferred Education Provider. 

Instructors: Scott Adams graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Protection Engineering. He is certified as an ICC Fire Code Inspector II and Building Plans Examiner. Mr. Adams served as Chairman for the 2002 Winter Olympics Fire Marshals Work Group and was instrumental in developing the fire and life safety guidelines that were used in both permanent and temporary Olympic facilities and the planning and implementation of fire prevention and exiting programs for the games. He provides plan review and inspection services for all fire sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, specialized fire protection and detection systems, smoke management systems and detailed water supply analysis.

Scott Spencer Spencer earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Technology Management, an Associate Degree in Fire Science and Associate of Applied Science in General Education. He serves on the Utah Fire & Rescue Academy Certification Council, which he is currently the Chair, and is an Adjunct Instructor for Utah Valley State College. He has served on the Utah State Fire Prevention Board from 2005 to 2013. He also has served as the President of the Utah County Fire Chief’s Association twice and served as the Chair of the Utah Valley Special Service District Operations Board and is currently serving as the President of the Fire Marshal’s Association of Utah.