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Fire Department Incident Safety Officer

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    Third Edition
    ISBN: 9781284041958

David W.Dodson

This third edition of Fire Department Incident Safety Officer prepares aspiring and current safety officers to meet and exceed the specific job requirements outlined in Chapter 5 of NFPA 1521: Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer, 2015 Edition. This extensively revised third edition includes current information on responding to incidents involving hazardous materials, wildland fire, technical rescue, and other disasters. In addition, this edition provides methods for the development and improvement of existing safety programs.

Fire Department Incident Safety Officer is divided into three sections: Preparing the Incident Safety Officer, Front-Loading Your Knowledge and Skills, and The Incident Safety Officer On-Scene. Each section comprises chapters related to each of the three main topics, and in a casual, straightforward manner, thoroughly describes the best practices for the ISO, incorporating the most current data available.

The Third Edition features include:

    A new chapter dedicated to the use of ISOs at training activities and planned, nonemergency events
    Content that aligns with the new NFPA 1521, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer Professional Qualifications (2015 edition)
    Updated firefighter rehabilitation strategies
    Updated content that reflects a complete understanding of the issues and concerns associated with newer and alternative building construction methods, including “green” construction and renewable/alternative electrical power sources
    Specific ISO concerns associated with fire suppression staffing, deployment, and NFPA 1710/1720 criteria
    Results from recent fire behaviour research projects, conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Underwriters Laboratories
    Thought-provoking case studies and follow-up questions in each chapter
    Constructive tips and safety information noted throughout

Plus, each new print copy of Fire Department Incident Safety Officer, Third Edition also includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data.

Table of Contents

Section  1  Preparing the Incident Safety Officer
  Chapter  1  The Safety Officer Role
  Chapter  2  Safety Concepts
  Chapter  3  Guiding Laws, Regulations, and Standards
  Chapter  4  Designing an Incident Safety Officer System
Section  2  Front-Loading Your Knowledge and Skills
  Chapter  5  Reading Buildings
  Chapter  6  Reading Smoke
  Chapter  7  Reading Risk
  Chapter  8  Reading Hazardous Energy
  Chapter  9  Reading Firefighters
Section  3  The Incident Safety Officer On-Scene: A Reference Guide
  Chapter  10  Triggers, Traps, and Working with the Incident Commander
  Chapter  11  A Systematic Approach to the ISO Role
  Chapter  12  The ISO at Structure Fires
  Chapter  13  The ISO at Wildland and I-Zone Fires
  Chapter  14  The ISO at Hazardous Materials Incidents
  Chapter  15  The ISO at Technical Rescue Incidents
  Chapter  16  Postincident Responsibilities and Mishap Investigations
  Chapter  17  The ISO at Training Drills and Special Events
Appendix  A  Sample SOPs
Appendix  B  Checklists
Appendix  C  ICS Forms
Appendix  D  ProBoard Assessment Methodology Matrix for NFPA 1521, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer Professional Qualifications, 2015 edition

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