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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.
"Dave Dodson continues to have a marked impact on the firefighter safety through his books and classes, and this edition is no exception. If anyone is looking for a tool to help get a handle on firefighter safety for their organization, this is the book. " - Robert McLeod, Battallion Chief, Chandler Fire Department, AZ and Western Regional Director for FDSOA
David W. Dodson is the owner of and lead instructor for Response Solutions, LLC in Eastlake, CO. He is an independent contract instructor for fire departments and fire service trade conferences nationwide, and is a regular speaker at the annual Fire Department Instructor's Conference (FDIC) and Fire House World Expo. He has many years in the fire service and specializes in firefighter safety issues.
Section 1: Preparing the Incident Safety Officer - Street Story Chapter 1: Introduction to the Safety Officer Role Chapter 2: Safety Concepts Chapter 3: Guiding Issues, Regulations, and Standards Chapter 4: Designing an ISO System Section 2: "Front-Loading" Your Knowledge and Skills - Street Story Chapter 5: Mastery and Professional Development Chapter 6: Reading Buildings Chapter 7: Reading Smoke Chapter 8: Reading Risk Chapter 9: Reading Hazardous Energy Chapter 10: Reading Firefighters Section 3: The ISO On-Scene - Street Story Chapter 11: Triggers, Traps, and Working within Command Systems Chapter 12: A Basic Approach to Incident Duties Chapter 13: Structure Fires Chapter 14: Wildland & Interface Fires Chapter 15: HazMat Incidents Chapter 16: Technical Rescue Incidents Chapter 17: Post Incident Responsibilities Appendix A: Sample ISO SOP: "Selection, Training, and Duties" Appendix B: Sample ISO SOP: "Use of an ISO at Incidents" Appendix C: Sample ISO Checklists Acronyms and Key Terms Glossary Index