Incident Safety Officer 


NFPA Standard: NFPA 1521, Chapters 4 and 6 (2008)

Accredited: IFSAC: Yes, NPQS: No

Prerequisites: Fire Officer I

Description: The position of the incident safety officer is identified within the incident management system as used within the emergency response community, this position requires a person to have an understanding of emergency operations including but not limited to; fire suppression, emergency medical operations, technical operations, hazardous materials operations and other emergencies that an agency could be called to, understand building construction, fire behavior, fireground operations, fire fighter safety, risk management and development of IAP's

Requirements for Certification: Candidates shall be at least 18 years of age. Complete an 100 question written examination with a passing score of 70% or higher

Reference List:

NFPA 1521, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer, Chapter 4 and 6, 2008 Edition

IFSTA, Fire Department Safety Officer, 1st Edition 

Jones and Bartlett, Fire Officer, Principles and Practices, 2nd Edition