Friday, February 28, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Course: NFPA 1521 Incident Safety Officer (Chapter 5) (OFC)
Prerequisite: NFPA 1021 Fire Officer I
Date(s): Feb 28-Mar 1, 2020
Time: 08:30 to 16:00 hrs
Fee: $300.00 per student
Course Number: NFPA 1521 ISO-20-2 L
This course meets the knowledge and skill requisites established by NFPA 1521: Standard for
Fire Department Safety Officer Professional Qualifications, Chapter 5, 2015 Edition. This threeday
course examines the role of the incident safety officer (ISO) at any situation requiring
emergency response, and will define their operation within the incident command system. The
student will be able to evaluate and prioritize risks while using critical thinking to analyze and
mitigate hazards. Students will learn to select the most appropriate control measure to ensure
effectiveness of emergency response and enhance firefighter safety.
The program will cover the role of the safety officer including safety, regulations and standards,
and reading buildings, smoke, risk, hazardous energy, and firefighters. The course also
examines triggers and traps, developing a systematic approach, and ISO responsibilities at
structure fires, wildland fires, as well as technical and post incident responsibilities. This training
will allow the students to better identify incident action options in a risk-based response.
Supplemental scenario based training will also allow students to apply what they have learned.
Students are required to bring paper, a pen or pencil, a USB memory stick, and if possible a
laptop or tablet.
Provincial testing through AS&E with the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency
Management will be conducted at the conclusion of the course. To receive certification students
must also complete and submit their skills sign-offs to AS&E, within three months from the end
of the course.
Online, self-directed followed by a (3) day classroom session.
Course materials are posted on the following website Ontario Fire College
Instructions for accessing the files:
Click the “Log in as a guest” button (below the main log in boxes)
Type preclass as your password
Under the NFPA 1521 Incident Safety Officer folder to access files for downloading.
Students are responsible for completing all requirements as noted in the pre-class package prior
to arrival; this includes bringing any textbooks, equipment, materials, or clothing indicated for
the course. Students that arrive unprepared or do not bring the required items will not be eligible
Registration: submission of a completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org
no later than January 16, 2020.