The Southwest Fire Academy Fire Incident Safety Officer training program is compliant with the NFPA 1521 Fire Department Safety Officer Professional Standard (2020). This course is designed to teach you how to best ensure safety of personnel on scene of emergency incidents, within the incident command system.
Topics include: understanding health and safety principles, prioritizing tasks and making decisions in an environment with unknown variables, monitoring conditions, understanding and mitigating hazards, managing the transfer of ISO duties, understanding incident strategic requirements, identifying incident environmental conditions, and performing in an ISO capacity at various emergency scene types, including fire, technical search and rescue, and hazardous materials incidents.
- General Requirements
- Fire Suppression Operations
- Technical Search and Rescue Operations
- Hazardous Materials Operations
- Accident Investigations and Review
- Post-Incident Analysis
Note: You will be provided access to online course content shortly after your registration, which must be completed prior to your arrival on SFA campus.
Candidates successful in this program will receive a certificate of completion from Southwest Fire Academy, and will qualify to complete OFMEM testing.
Please note: OFMEM testing is included in the price of your course. If you are interested in completing OFMEM testing, please email email@example.com with an attached Eligibility Letter from your fire department. This is required four weeks prior to the testing date, in order to qualify and register for testing.
What is Included
- SFA custom student manual
- Complete JPR package (SFA retains all original documentation)
- Certificate of qualification
What to Bring
IFSTA Fire and Emergency Services Safety Officer Textbook
Please note: if this course is not filled to 75% capacity 7 days before it is scheduled to begin, it may be cancelled. In the event of course cancellation, you will be provided adequate notice and a full refund.
Accommodations may be available upon request for the duration of your program. If you are staying for one or two nights, the flat rate for accommodations is $50 plus taxes. If you are staying for three or more nights, the fee is $100 plus taxes, total. Regardless of how long you are on campus, your fee will not exceed $100 plus taxes. This fee grants you access to your bunk, a communal kitchen, parking, and washroom/shower facilities. Please contact SFA at 705-510-9501 or firstname.lastname@example.org with advanced notice, to reserve your spot.