Fire AH-221 Damage Inspection Specialist (DINS)

Oct 15 2019 - Oct 16 2019


This course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge needed to perform in the role of a Damage Inspection Specialist. Topics include position overview; supplies and equipment; assignments; Damage Inspection Manager (DINM) expectations; communications; documentation; navigation; safety, and data collection.


  • Introduction to Incident Command System (IS-100); and
  • ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (IS-200.b); and
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction (IS-700.a); and
  • Basic Land Navigation (NWCG) (PMS-475),
    Self-paced course CLICK HERE to complete
    Students are required to bring the following:
    1.) A printed copy of the publication
    2.) Print and complete “Checking your Understanding” at the end of each chapter.

 Plus one of the following:

  • Fire Fighter I; or
  • CAL FIRE Basic Fire Fighter (minimum of 67-hour course); or
  • Firefighter Training (NWCG) (S-130); or
  • Incident Safety Awareness for Hired Vendors, State Fire Training





College of Record

Gavilan College

College Term



San Jose Fire Department Training Center
255 S. Montgomery St.
San Jose, CA 95110

Meeting days/times

10/15/2019 - 10/16/2019

- Students should bring a Handheld GPS unit and Smart Device for use in class.
- Students are also encouraged to bring a laptop, as they will learn how to manually input and CQI their data using AGOL.
- Textbooks and required printed materials will be provided.



Payment Information

All classes require full payment or a designated deposit at time of reservation. We accept Visa and MasterCard (a transaction fee of 2% will apply), cash, money order and cashier’s checks (made payable to SBRPSTC). Agency billing may also be arranged. Financial aid and VA benefits available.
*ALL FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. When possible, students will be advised of any fee changes prior to course start date. Tuition fee increases made at any time by the State Chancellor’s office may require the collection of additional fees from students.

Students who have not lived in California for at least one (1) year and (1) day prior to the start of the college semester or do not meet other college criteria may be considered “out-of-state” students, and subject to additional fees to the ones listed above. Please check with our staff for details and exact costs.

See Course Flyer Below for Additional Class Information

Late Cancellation Fee

$100.00 - No refund will be given if the student does not attend and/or cancels 13 (or less) calendar days prior to the start of class

College Application Process

This program is presented through the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium of Community Colleges (SBRPSTC), which includes Gavilan College, Monterey Peninsula College, Ohlone College, Hartnell College, Lake Tahoe Community College, Mission College, College of San Mateo, and Cabrillo College.

Only courses and programs presented for college credit will be funded, transcripted and certified through one of the above accredited institutions.

Funds generated through this process offset the costs of each course, thereby reducing student fees for the student/agency and allowing us to present more courses. Consequently, we require all students taking one of our college-based courses to apply to the designated college using OpenCCC, the online college application system by which the majority of community colleges collects registration and transcription information.

Students will receive reservation confirmation and class information along with college application instructions approximately 45 days before the class starts. If applicable, you will be required to complete the college application process and submit your South Bay Registration Form, to include your OpenCCC and applicable College ID numbers no later than 30 days before the class start date.*Failure to complete the college application process may result in your cancellation from the course or additional course/cancellation fees.