Incident Safety Officer - ISO*
Class Date(s) Saturday, Apr 1 2023 8:00AM-4:30PM  
Sunday, Apr 2 2023 8:00AM-4:30PM  
Class# 23FS999141  

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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 (COs) 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

Upon successful completion, the student shall:

  • Given a series of emergency incident scenarios and working individually, identify which emergency scene operations require the activation of the Incident Safety Officer (ISO).
  • Given a series of emergency incident slides and working individually, identify two to four safe and unsafe practices for each incident.
  • 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.
  • Given a sample Standard operating Procedure (SOP) and working in small groups, the students will identify unsafe actions and suggest changes in procedures.
  • 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).
  • Given photographs of emergency operations and working in small groups, identify two or more pre-emergency risk management measures for each program.
  • Given photographs of an incident and working in small groups, identify two or more immediate risks to emergency responders
  • Given photographs of incident scenes and working in small groups, forecast four potential risks to emergency responders at each scene.
  • 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 shown.
  • Given descriptions of six emergency incidents and working in a large group, develop a message for the Incident Commander (IC).
  • Given slides of emergency response incidents and working in a large group, describe the Incident Safety Officer’s (ISO) monitoring actions.
  • 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.

Training Audience: Company officers or veteran fire fighters that are current safety officers who want to gain more knowledge or refresh their knowledge as a safety officer; or those company officers who want to take the next step in becoming the safety officer for their department.                                         Prerequisite(s):  Incident Command System and Resource Management for the Fire Service (ICSRMFS), NICS-FS or NICS-EMS or Incident Command System and trained to the Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations level.

Course Length: 16-hours

Certification:  National Fire Academy certification will be applied for at the conclusion of  the course.

Textbook: Couse materials will be provided in class

Equipment Needs: Pen / pencil, note-taking material.

Pennsylvania Department of Health Continuing Education Hours: None.

Price $200.00
Class Location
Academic Bldg. #121 / Arcelor Mittal Room
Public Safety Training Campus , 137 Modena Road
Coatesville, PA   19320
(610) 344-4100