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Monitor conditions, activities, and operations: With a perceived risk, then take action
2. Ensure the establishment of Rehab
3. Monitor and report status of conditions, hazards, and risks to the I.C.
4. Ensure the Personnel Accountability System is being utilized
5. Receive a Incident Action Plan from the I.C.: Then provide a Risk Assessment of incident scene operations
6. Ensure the establishment of safety zones, collapse zones, hot zones, and other hazard areas: Communicate to all members present
7. Evaluate traffic hazards and apparatus placement: Take appropriate actions to mitigate hazards
8. Monitor radio transmissions: Stay alert for missed, unclear, or incomplete communications
9. Communicate to I.C. the need for assistants: Due to need, size, complexity, or duration
10. Survey and evaluate the hazards associated with a landing zone and interface with helicopters

The Incident Safety Officer Shall – Indicates a Mandatory Requirement


The primary propose is safety of all responders. The ISO must have the ability, skill, and the knowledge to accomplish his/her role. The ability to recognize and forecast risks involving first responders utilizing his/her experience and intuition. The skill to communicate his/her concerns of unsafe operations to firefighters, officers and/or the Incident Commander diplomatically; thereby causing an incident or an activity of the incident to be altered, suspended, or terminated. The knowledge and experience in the type of incident he or she is assigned. This may include structure fires, emergency medical operations, and/or any one of a variety of special operations.

Safety officer


The Officer assuming Command will communicate with the person being relieved by radio or face-to-face. Face-to-face is the preferred method to transfer Command. The person being relieved will brief the Officer assuming Command indicating at least the following:
1.General situation status: a. Incident conditions (fire location and extent, Hazmat spill or release, number of patients, etc.) b. Incident Management Plan. c. Completion of the Tactical Objectives. d. Safety considerations.
2. Deployment and assignments of operating companies and personnel.
3. Appraisals of need for additional resources.

Transfer of command


Incidents involving a reported gas leak-no fire or explosion
​Establish Command-Size-up situation
​Establish a limited Access Zone
​Provide life and property safety (full protective equipment w/SCBA-hoselines, etc.)
​Communicate with gas company personnel
​Evacuate any civilians in the area
​Obtain gas concentration readings-determine degree of hazard
​Attempt to locate the source of the gas and any shutoff devices available
​Gas leak within a building-shut off at meter until repairs are completed
​Provide continued standby protection with charged 1-1/2" line for gas company

Incidents involving a reported gas leak-no fire or explosion


Size Roof type (Bow string, bar joist, etc.), and condition Roof covering (concrete, composite, tile) Interior arrangement/access (stairs, halls, elevators) Construction type Age Condition--faults/weaknesses Value Compartmentation/separation Vertical-horizontal openings, shafts, channels Security/forcible entry needs Outside openings--doors and windows/degree of security Utility characteristics (hazards/controls) Concealed spaces/attic characteristics Access capability



Size Extent (% of structure involved) Location Stage (inception--flashover) Direction of travel (most dangerous) Time of involvement What’s on fire Type and amount of material involved--structure/interior finish/contents/everything Type and amount of material left to burn Combustion liberation (intensity of smoke, heat, fire gases and flame) Fire area and perimeter Fire access (ability to operate directly onto the fire)

Critical fire ground factors; FIRE


Specific occupancy Type-group (business, mercantile, public assembly, institutional, residential, hazardous, industrial, storage, school) Value characteristics associated with occupancy Fire load (size, nature) Status (open, closed, occupied, vacant, abandoned, under construction) Associated characteristics/use (plating shop, storage, nursing home, etc.) Type of contents (based on occupancy) Time--as it affects occupancy use

Critical fire ground factors OCCUPANCY


Location of occupants (in relation to the fire) Number of occupants Condition of occupants (by virtue of fire exposure) Incapacities of occupants Resource level required for search and rescue EMS needs Time estimate of fire effect on victims Exposure of spectators/control of spectators Hazards to fire personnel Access rescue forces have to victims Characteristics of escape routes/avenues of escape (type, safety, fire conditions, etc.)

Critical fire ground factors; LIFE HAZARD


Access, arrangement, and distance of external exposure Combustibility of exposures Access, arrangement, and nature of internal exposures Severity and urgency of exposures (fire effect) Value of exposures Most dangerous direction--avenue of spread Time estimate of fire effect on exposures (internal and external) Barriers/Obstructions to operations Capability/limitations on apparatus movement and use Multiple buildings



Staffing and equipment on scene Staffing and equipment responding Staffing and equipment available in reserve or in Staging Estimate of response time additional resources Condition of personnel Capability and willingness of personnel Capability of Command personnel Number and location of hydrants Supplemental water sources Adequacy of water supply Built-in private fire protection (sprinkler, standpipe, alarms)



Time of day/night Day of week Season Special hazards by virtue of holidays and special events Weather (wind, rain, heat, cold, humid, visibility) Social conditions (strike, riot, terrorism, special events)