Fire Department Incident Safety Officer

Instructional Hours: 24.00

Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to function as an incident safety officer.

Course Description: Major topics covered include risk management principles, environmental and physiological hazards, building construction and utility hazards, recognizing critical incident stress, reading smoke, fire development hazards, incident communications, conducting a scene survey, vehicle incident management, incident operations, helicopter landing zones, accident investigation, commercial fire hazards, hazardous materials, technical rescue incidents, and mass casualty incidents. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, learner presentations, small group learning activities, and team-focused practical exercises.

Successful Completion: Students must attend required classroom sessions, demonstrate proficiency in the practical skills evolutions, complete all required online and classroom activities and homework assignments, and obtain a score of 70% or better on the final project. This course partially satisfies the professional certification requirements for Incident Safety Officer-Fire Suppression, Incident Safety Officer - Technical Rescue, Incident Safety Officer - Hazardous Materials Operations, and/or Incident Safety Officer.


There are no prerequisites for this course. It is, however, strongly recommended that students have MFRI Fire Officer I (MGMT 201), or MFSPQB, NBFSPQ, or IFSAC Fire Officer I certification prior to taking this course.

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