Incident Safety Officer (NFA) (ISO)
Sat, 2019-04-13 08:30 - Sun, 2019-04-14 17:00
This activity closed on April 7th, 2019 and is no longer available for enrollments.
Program Description 

The Safety officers responsibilities fall into two clear cut categories: those associated with responding at the incident scene, and those associated with managing the day to day affairs of the department. The Incident Safety Officer (ISO) course is focused on the incident and the role the Safety Officer plays as part of the Command Staff. The target audience is Company Officers (CO) who are experienced in firefighter safety issues and are familiar with an Incident Command System, hazardous materials management, and related emergency operations. The program provides the student with the decision-making process and skills required to recognize unsafe acts and conditions and take appropriate corrective actions

Questions or Concerns

Contact:  Dawn Breeden    Phone:  610-344-5244

Out of County $130

Target audience

Company officers or veteran fire fighters that are current Safety Officers that want to gain more knowledge or refresh their knowledge as an Safety Officer or those company officers who want to take the next step in becoming the Safety Officer for their Fire Department.


 Prerequisites: NICS-FS or NICS-EMS or ICS and training to the Haz-Mat First Responder Operations level

Learning objectives

Upon successful completion, the student shall:

1. Given a series of emergency incident scenarios and working individually, identify which emergency
scene operations require the activation of the Incident Safety Officer (ISO).
2. Given a series of emergency incident slides and working individually, identify two to four safe and
unsafe practices for each incident.
3. Given a specific emergency response scenario and working in small groups, identify four immediate
safety hazards, four ways these hazards will affect the Incident Action Plan (IAP), three additional
resources needed at this event, and tow long term safety hazards.
4. Given a sample Standard operating Procedure (SOP) and working in small groups, the students will
identify unsafe actions and suggest changes in procedures.
5. Given an incident description and working in small groups, the students will identify three documentation
tasks to be performed by the Incident Safety Officer (IOS).
6. Given photographs of emergency operations and working in small groups, identify tow or more preemergency
risk management measures for each program.
7. Given photographs of an incident and working in small groups, identify tow or more immediate risks to
emergency responders
8. Given photographs of incident scenes and working in small groups, forecast four potential risks to
emergency responders at each scene.
9. Given videotape segments and working individually, identify unsafe actions and actions which would
cause an operation or a part of an operation to be terminated and give one way to correct the problems
10. Given descriptions of six emergency incidents and working in a large group, develop a message for the
Incident Commander (IC).
11. Given slides of emergency response incidents and working in a large group, describe the Incident Safety
Officer’s (ISO) monitoring actions.
12. Given a videotape of emergency incidents responses and working in small groups, identify safe and
unsafe practices, make recommendations to the IC and Health and Safety Officer (HSO), and determine
policy modifications.

Course instructions

Dates:  April 13 and 14

Weekends 8:30 am - 5 pm


Chester County Public Safety Training Campus
137 Modena Road
Coatesville, PA 19320
United States

Course details

  • Event starts: Sat, Apr 13 2019 - 8:30 am
  • Event ends: Sun, Apr 14 2019 - 5:00 pm
  • Course opens: Thu, Nov 15 2018
  • Course expires: Sat, Apr 06 2019
  • Cost: $80.00