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Fire and Emergency Services Safety Officer, Second Edition, cover.

IFSTA’s Fire and Emergency Services Safety Officer, Second Edition meets the job performance requirements of NFPA 1521, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer Qualifications (2015). The new standard has been updated to include job performance requirements. The 2nd edition provides readers with everything they need to meet those requirements for both health safety officers (HSOs) and incident safety officers (ISOs). The manual is divided according to discipline: Chapters 1–12 are for HSOs, Chapters 13–16 for ISOs. Chapters 2–16 all include learning activities designed to guide readers through a practice exercise covering that chapter’s content. Each chapter also opens with a case history that illustrates a real world example of that chapter’s information in application. Finally, most chapters include end notes that guide the reader toward research that was used to develop portions of each chapter.


Section A: Health Safety Officer (HSO)

  1. Health Safety Officer Responsibilities
  2. Safety and Health Laws, Codes, Regulations, and Standards
  3. Record Keeping and Data Analysis
  4. Standard Operating Procedures
  5. Organizational Risk Management
  6. Operational Risk Management
  7. Safety and Health Programs
  8. Training Functions
  9. Root Cause Analysis: Accident Investigation and Postincident Analysis
  10. Facilities Inspection
  11. Apparatus, Equipment, and Protective Clothing
  12. Reports and Recommendations

Section B: Incident Safety Officer (ISO)

  1. Risk Management Principles
  2. Incident Hazard Identification
  3. Incident Responsibilities
  4. Accident Investigation and Postincident Analysis

Product specifications

Printed version specs

ISBN: 978-0-87939-590-2

Pages: 716

E-book specs

ISBN: 978-0-87939-591-9

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Publication No. FR36507
Price $65 to $70