Incident Safety Officer

An incident safety officer is an individual who has met the requirements of Fire Officer Level I specified in NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications and Chapter 6 of NFPA 1521, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer and has the knowledge, skill, and abilities to manage incident scene safety by having and maintaining a knowledge of:
•Emergency operations
•Building construction
•Fire science and behavior relative to predicting hostile fire events
•The fire department’s personnel accountability system
•Incident scene rehabilitation strategies.
Additional Incident Safety Officer duties include:
•Risk evaluation
•Resource evaluation
•Hazard identification and communication
•Action plan review
•Safety briefings
•Collapse zoning
•Accident investigation
•Post-incident analysis
•Safety committee participation

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