Course Summary
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5 days (29 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 2 emergency management
Students may not receive credit for this course if credit is awarded for EL0955 (NEMI-0332)


The course objective is to provide local and state-level emergency responders with an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Safety Officer on an All-Hazard Incident Management Team.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the information that the Safety Officer must obtain when beginning work on an incident and potential source for obtaining that information
  • Contrast between a hazard and a safety risk
  • Identify techniques used to prioritize hazards for mitigation, as well as several types of mitigation and accident prevention
  • Explain the Safety Officer’s interactions with the Logistics Section (and its various sub-units) to ensure that personnel needs are safely met
  • Explain the Safety Officer’s responsibility in managing accidents and special situations that may occur during an incident
  • Explain the Safety Officer’s role in disbanding the Safety Unit during incident demobilization and Closeout
  • Explain the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards to response operations
  • Explain the role and responsibilities of the Safety Officer in assuming the position and creating an attitude of safety on an incident
  • Develop an ICS Form 215A, Incident Action Plan Safety Analysis, given a scenario. Develop an ICS Form 215A, Incident Action Plan Safety Analysis, given a scenario
  • Create an ICS Form 208 HM, Site Safety and Control Plan
  • Apply multiple methods of communicating safety risks and mitigations through the Incident Safety Plan, Assistant Safety Officers, Safety Messages, and Safety Briefings
  • Identify common unsafe actions, operations, situations, and safety risks during an incident

General Topics:

  • Overview of the safety officer
  • Obtaining incident safety
  • Risks
  • Identifying, prioritizing, and managing hazards and risks
  • Incident safety analysis
  • Site safety and control plan
  • Coordination with logistics and operations
  • Special situations
  • Demobilization and closeout
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Lectures

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials