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Fire Department Incident Safety OfficerAuthor: David W. Dodson
This third edition of Fire Department Incident Safety Officer prepares aspiring and current safety officers to meet and exceed the specific job requirements outlined in Chapter 5 of NFPA 1521: Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer, 2015 Edition. This extensively revised third edition includes current information on responding to incidents involving hazardous materials, wildland fire, technical rescue, and other disasters. In addition, this edition provides methods for the development and improvement of existing safety programs.
Fire Department Incident Safety Officer is divided into three sections: Preparing the Incident Safety Officer, Front-Loading Your Knowledge and Skills, and The Incident Safety Officer On-Scene. Each section comprises chapters related to each of the three main topics, and in a casual, straightforward manner, thoroughly describes the best practices for the ISO, incorporating the most current data available.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 The Safety Officer Role
Chapter 2 Safety Concepts
Chapter 3 Guiding Laws, Regulations, and Standards
Chapter 4 Designing an Incident Safety Officer System
Section 2 Front-Loading Your Knowledge and Skills
Chapter 5 Reading Buildings
Chapter 6 Reading Smoke
Chapter 7 Reading Risk
Chapter 8 Reading Hazardous Energy
Chapter 9 Reading Firefighters
Section 3 The Incident Safety Officer On-Scene: A Reference Guide
Chapter 10 Triggers, Traps, and Working with the Incident Commander
Chapter 11 A Systematic Approach to the ISO Role
Chapter 12 The ISO at Structure Fires
Chapter 13 The ISO at Wildland and I-Zone Fires
Chapter 14 The ISO at Hazardous Materials Incidents
Chapter 15 The ISO at Technical Rescue Incidents
Chapter 16 Postincident Responsibilities and Mishap Investigations
Chapter 17 The ISO at Training Drills and Special Events
Appendix A Sample SOPs
Appendix B Checklists
Appendix C ICS Forms
Appendix D ProBoard Assessment Methodology Matrix for NFPA 1521, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer Professional Qualifications, 2015 edition