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Fire Department Incident Safety Officer, Revised Third Edition



Fire Department Incident Safety Officer, Revised Third Edition meets and  exceeds the specific job requirements outlined in Chapter 5 of NFPA 1521 Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer Professional Qualifications, 2020 Edition. This extensively revised third edition prepares aspiring and current incident safety  officers (ISOs) to respond to incidents involving hazardous materials, wildland fire, technical rescue, and other emergencies.

The Revised Third Edition includes:
  • Detailed discussions on contamination control during hazardous materials  incidents and ensuring safety during traffic incidents
  • Updated discussions on structural fires and on-scene contamination reduction processes for cancer prevention
  • A dedicated chapter on the use of ISOs during training activities and planned, nonemergency events
  • Updated content on fire fighter rehabilitation strategies and ISO concerns associated with fire suppression staffing and deployment per NFPA 1710/1720 criteria
  • An exploration of the impact of recent fire behavior research projects on ISOs
  • Updates on new and alternative building construction methods
  • Case studies and follow-up questions that strengthen critical-thinking skills and reinforce key chapter concepts

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