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Incident Safety Officer

Incident Safety Officer

Objective: To provide the student with the knowledge and skills to perform as an Incident Safety Officer.

Learning Outcome: The students will identify and analyze safety concerns as they relate to all hazards, perform scene evaluation, and communicate recommended solutions to the Incident Commander which will allow them to increase their skills as a potential Incident Safety Officer.

Course Content: This course examines the Safety Officer's role at emergency response situations. A specific focus on operations within an incident command system as a safety officer is one of the main themes. Also presented will be firefighter injury and fatality data, principals of risk management, safety responsibilities, current issues and operational risk management.

Methods of Instruction: Lecture, discussions, classroom exercises, audio/visual material, practical exercises.