April 12th-15th, 2021

L 954 All-Hazards Position Specific Safety Officer ( In Person )

$ 300.00
  • L 954 All-Hazards Position Specific Safety Officer ( In Person )

April 12th-15th, 2021

L 954 All-Hazards Position Specific Safety Officer ( In Person )

$ 300.00
April 12th-15th, 2021 (5 day if needed)
0800 to 1700
Weld County Training Center
1104 H Street, Greeley, Colorado



Course Description

The goal of this professional development course, E/L 0954 Safety Officer, is to provide federal, state, and local-level emergency responders with an overview of key duties and responsibilities of a Safety Officer in a Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT).

The learner must achieve a minimum passing score of 75% on final knowledge assessments or demonstrate mastery on performance assessments or research assignments to earn the IACET CEU.

Selection Criteria: The intended audience(s) are federal, state, and local level emergency responders who may be designated as Safety Officers on their local or state Incident Management Team. The materials were developed with the assumption that audience members may have little or no actual experience as a member of an AHIMT.

The audience may include students from a variety of agencies and functional disciplines, including fire service, law enforcement, emergency management, public works departments, as well as public health organizations, medical emergency teams, and hospitals.

National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS) specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to function in a Command, Staff, or Unit Leader position on Type III or IV Incident Management Teams or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions.

ACE: Level: Lower Division/Associate

ACE: Credit Hours: 2

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate, through activities and a Final Exam, the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Safety Officer on an AHIMT.
  •  Identify the course objective and position-specific resource materials for the position of Safety Officer.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Explain the Safety Officer¿s interactions with the Logistics Section (and its various sub-units) to ensure that personnel needs are safely met.
  • Identify common unsafe actions, operations, situations, and safety risks during an incident.
  • 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.

Mission Areas

  • Respond


The required prerequisites to this course are:

  • IS-0100 An Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100
    · IS-0200 Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS 200
    · E/L/G 0300 Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents, ICS 300
    · E/L/G 0400 Advanced Incident Command System for Complex Incidents, ICS 400
    · IS-0700 An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
    · IS-0800 National Response Framework (NRF)

Other recommended (not required) courses:

  • E/L/G 0191 Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface
    · O 305 Type 3 AHIMT Training Course (US Fire Administration)
    · O 337 Command & General Staff Functions for Local Incident Management Team (National Fire Academy)


  • Emergency Management

Primary Core Capability

Operational Coordination

 L Courses offered in person are in coordination with Colorado DHSEM / State Training Officer. All Blue Cell lead instructors are certified through the FEMA "secret list" process and a FEMA certificate is conveyed. Participants are welcomed from outside Colorado. Consult with your States Training Officer for any additional application or certification requirements.

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