Course Objective: This course will cover the provisions for developing and implementing programs that provide for inspections of occupancies for life safety and fire issues including, but not limited to, interior finish, occupancy type, height and area limitations, construction type, and general fire safety, in accordance with Codes and Standards adopted by their jurisdiction. After this course, the participant should be able to develop, administer and deliver Fire Prevention and Public Fire Safety Programs for their jurisdiction through support from governing bodies and the community.
Method of Evaluation: Through a series of pre and post progress quizzes, reviews and worksheets, the instructor will aid the student in seeing how related tables and sections are used to form the current code. The instructor will help the student better understand how to interpret codes correctly and avoid common mistakes in the field.
Class approved for 2.4 CEU's with ICC
24 Hours for Georgia
No CEU credit offered for SC and SC-LLR will not pay for this class
Pre-quiz & Review
Occupancy and Types of Construction
Mall (Open and closed)
Height and area
Fire separations and prevention
Wall covering (interior and exterior)
IFC compared to the IBC
IFC construction permits
IFC Annual permit
Special Inspectors for Fire prevention
Patrick Bradshaw has been involved in the Codes industry for over 20 years. Prior to this he worked in law enforcement and the fire service. Patrick graduated the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy with honors and has attended the National Fire Academy on multiple occasions. During this time, Patrick has served as a patrol officer, criminal investigator, firefighter, fire apparatus operator, fire instructor, deputy fire marshal, life safety code specialist, manager of the State Fire Marshal Certification program, a fire investigator, HazMat technician, fire investigator, commercial building plans examiner and many other roles.
Patrick transitioned into codes enforcement in 1997 as a fire and life safety surveyor conducting both state and federal inspections of licensed healthcare facilities in South Carolina. This included hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory surgery facilities, assisted living facilities and other healthcare facilities. He then became a deputy state fire marshal. Patrick was the first manager for the state fire marshal’s certification program. In this role he also administered and instructed three NFPA international certification courses for fire inspections and plan review. Patrick has conducted numerous fire investigations in addition to fire and building codes inspections. His inspection duties required him to inspect most all types of buildings and occupancies, as defined in the codes.
Patrick has taught hundreds of classes to various audiences over his career. Audiences include: firefighters, healthcare professionals, architects, engineers, fire inspectors and marshals, code enforcement officials, building officials, plans examiners and others. Patrick maintains over 16 ICC certifications and has served on ICC’s exam development committee. Patrick has consulted with design professionals and has served as an expert consulting witness.