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Safety Officer

Category: ICS - Command Staff

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Prerequisites:

This course is intended for U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnel who have completed Incident Command System I-100, 200, 300, 400 level courses and who have been identified to fill the Safety Officer or Assistant Safety Officer positions on an Incident Management Team.

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Course Materials:

Safety Officer course agenda
Safety Officer Student Manual

Course Description:

This course meets the training needs of the Safety Officer operating on a Type 2 Incident Management Team. It is presented in a lecture/discussion format and supplemented with group exercises.

Target Group:
This course is intended for U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnel who have completed Incident Command System I-100, 200, 300, 400 level courses and who have been identified to fill the Safety Officer or Assistant Safety Officer positions on an Incident Management Team.

Objectives:
After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Arrive at the incident, properly equipped, gather information to assess the assignment, and begin initial planning activities of a Safety Officer
  • Identify, prioritize, and mitigate hazards and risks on the incident
  • Plan, staff, and manage the safety organization to meet the needs of the incident
  • Coordinate and plan with the command and general staff to assist in safely accomplishing the overall incident objectives
  • Ensure that the preparation of special reports for the final incident package and incident close out with agency administrator is completed.