Fire Inspection and Code Enforcement, 9th Edition

Fire Inspection and Code Enforcement, 9th Edition

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IFSTA’s Fire Inspection and Code Enforcement, 9th Edition, provides fire and emergency services personnel and civilian inspectors with the information they need to meet the job performance requirements (JPRs) of Chapter 7 of NFPA 1030, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Prevention Program Positions, 2024 Edition. This manual covers fire dynamics, building components and services, site access, fire hazard recognition, water-based fire suppression systems, plan review and inspection procedures.

This new edition updates and expands content from the previous edition throughout the manual. Content from Levels I and II of the previous edition is integrated and updated per JPR requirements of NFPA 1030 on equipment, processes, and operations involving hazardous conditions. The sections on engineered wood products, concrete, and structural systems have been expanded.Also included is a comprehensive comparison/contrast model code classifications and updates on mixed- and multiple-use occupancies. This edition references information from the 2024 editions of the International Fire Code® and the International Building Code®, while also explaining the role of the International Code Council®, the NFPA®, and the National Building Code of Canada in determining occupancy classifications.

Key features of this manual:

  • Chapter References
  • Key Term Definitions
  • Review Questions
  • 34 Skill Sheets
  • Updated chapter organization and content
  • Expanded in-manual curriculum components (chapter discussion questions and skill sheets)
  • New and updated visual content including chapter illustrations, tables, and skill sheet photos

New Features in this edition:

Skill Sheets have been added to the manual, and discussion questions and a new Instructor’s Toolbox have been added to most chapters.


  • Chapter 1: Duties and Authority
  • Chapter 2: Fire Dynamics
  • Chapter 3: Construction and Structural Systems
  • Chapter 4: Building Components and Services
  • Chapter 5: Occupancy Classifications
  • Chapter 6: Means of Egress
  • Chapter 7: Site Access
  • Chapter 8: Fire Hazard Recognition
  • Chapter 9: Hazardous Materials
  • Chapter 10: Water Supply Distribution Systems
  • Chapter 11: Water-Based Fire Suppression Systems
  • Chapter 12: Portable Extinguishers and Special Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems
  • Chapter 13: Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
  • Chapter 14: Plan Review
  • Chapter 15: Additional Fire Inspector Duties
  • Chapter 16: Inspection Procedures
  • Appendix A: JPR / Correlations
  • Publisher: Fire Protection Publications
  • ISBN: 978-0-87939-685-5
  • Edition: 9th
  • Year: 2023
  • Pages: 590
  • IFSTA Item Number: 36913

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