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Fire Department Incident Safety Officer, Third Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): David W. Dodson
  • ISBN-13: 9781284041958
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     306 pages      © 2016
Price: $97.95 US List
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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 behavior 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. Experience Navigate 2 today at 

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

David W. Dodson

Dave started his fire service career with the United States Air (USAF) and after the USAF spent seven years as a fire officer and training/safety officer for the Parker, Colorado Fire District. He then became the first career training officer for Loveland, Colorado Fire and Rescue Department and rose through the ranks as a company officer, hazardous materials technician, and emergency manager for the city of Loveland, Colorado. He also served as a shift battalion chief with Eagle River, Colorado FIre District. He currently owns his own company, Response Solutions, which is dedicated  to teaching firefighter safety and practical incident handling.

Dave has served as the chair of the NFPA 1521 Task Group and served on the NFPA Fire Service Occupational Safety and Health Technical Committee. He also works closely with the Fire Department Incident Safety Officers Association. Dave is the course developer for the popular Incident Safety Officer Academy and the Art of Reading Smoke progams and has presented to well over 20,000 fire officers in North America. Dave is a nationally respected author.


Instructor's ToolKit CD

ISBN-13: 9781284061086 ISBN-10: 1284061086

Preparing for class is easy with the resources on the Instructor’s ToolKit CD. The CD includes the following resources:

  • Adaptable presentations (in PowerPoint format) that provide instructors with a powerful way to create presentations that are educational and engaging to their students. These slides can be modified and edited to meet instructors’ specific needs.
  • Lecture Outlines that include all of the topics covered in the text. The lecture outlines can be modified and customized to fit any course.
  • Image and Table Bank- Offers a selection of the most important images and tables found in the text. Instructors can use these graphics to incorporate more images into the PowerPoint presentations, make handouts, or enlarge a specific image for further discussion.
  • Detailed lesson plans keyed to the PowerPoint presentations with sample lectures, lesson quizzes, and teaching strategies. 
  • Answers to all end-of-chapter student questions found in the text.

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