Flashcards in Chapter 1 The Safety Officer Role Deck (10)
Health and Safety Officer (HSO)
The individual assigned and authorized by the fire chief as the manager of the health and safety program.
Incident Safety Officer (ISO)
A member of the command staff responsible for monitoring and assessing safety hazards or unsafe situations and for developing measures to ensure personnel safety.
National Incident Management System (NIMS)
An incident response system developed by the Department of Homeland Security.
National Interagency Incident Management System (NIIMS)
An incident response system developed by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
A mental health disorder that can develop in individuals who have experienced a terrifying ordeal that involved physical harm or the threat of harm.
National Fire Academy (NFA) developed courses that split the safety officer role into two titles (and separate curricula): ____ and ____
health and safety officer (HSO) and Incident safety officer (ISO).
In the mid 1990's, the NFPA task group assigned to update ____, took the concepts developed by the ____ and the ____ and rewrote the standard to reflect the HSO/ISO division. The standard provided a consensus definition for each title.
NFPA 1521, FDSOA, NFA
In 1991 the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) developed and offered a course titles "preparing the Fireground Safety Officer". As part of the class, the FDSOA suggested that the ____
safety officer title and responsibilities be divided.
Evaluate hazards/ risks
Develop preventive measures
Intervene to prevent harm
Communicate safety messages
Incident action plan review
Safety committee participation