Author: David W. Dodson
The best way to reduce firefighter injuries and deaths at incidents is the appointment of a well-prepared proactive Incident Safety Officer(ISO). This book primes aspiring and current Safety Officers to meet and exceed the specific job functions outlined in the 2007 Edition of NFPA 1521: Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer, as well as to aggressively pursue the operation of a highly efficient safety program. Extensively revised, the second edition of Fire Department Incident Safety Officer incorporates topics specifically focused on further developing and improving existing safety programs. Fundamental coverage of job functions for successful handling of incidents involving hazardous materials, technical rescue, wildland fire, and other disasters is accompanied by explanations of the critical skills required to be a proficient Safety Officer, including the processes of reading smoke, anticipating risk, predicting building collapse, and improving firefighter rehabilitation.
* A completely updated section on "front-loading" provides a training model for new ISOs and can be used for recurrent proficiency training for working ISOs, making this a true desk reference, as well as a valuable training tool
* Features an "NIMS-compliant" approach to expanding the role of the ISO to be equipped to handle large-scale disasters
* Proven, "street-tested" content includes practical solutions, everyday reminders, caution notes, and key points for performing the functions of a successful ISO in the real world
* Reading smoke is covered in detail to assist learners in making safe effective on-scene decisions
* Sample checklists, standard operating procedures, and step-by-step processes for ISO duties provide an in-depth look at "how" to do the job