Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) seal


Event Date: 
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 8:00 am to Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 5:00 pm
Wayne Fire Station 510 Tomar Drive Wayne, NE
Kevin Garvin (402) 254-6862 cedarem@hartel.net

The Northeast Planning, Exercise and Training (PET) Region is please to offer this FREE training. 

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate, through exercises and a final exam, an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Safety Officer on an All- Hazards Incident Management Team 
  • Identify the course objective and position-specific resource materials for the position of Safety Officer
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of the Safety Officer in assuming the position and creating an attitude of safety on an incident
  • Identify the information that the Safety Officer must obtain when beginning work on an incident and potential sources for obtaining that information
  • Understand the distinction between a hazard and a safety risk, and identify situations and actions that are of high importance to the Safety Officer
  • Describe several techniques that can be used to prioritize hazards for mitigation, as well as several types of mitigation and accident prevention
  • Understand the purpose, components, and use of ICS Form 215A - Incident Action Plan Safety Analysis
  • Understand and complete the ICS Form 208 HM - Site Safety and Control Plan
  • Use multiple methods of communicating safety risks and mitigations through the Incident Safety Plan, Assistant Safety Officers, Safety Messages, and briefings
  • Discuss the Safety Officer’s interactions with the Logistics Section (and its various sub-units) to ensure that personnel needs are safely met
  • Identify unsafe actions and situations potentially undertaken by incident personnel while working on the incident, how to prevent those safety risks, and how to stop unsafe operations
  • Describe the Safety Officer’s responsibility in dealing with accidents and special situations on an incident
  • Describe the Safety Officer’s role in ensuring safety and disbanding the Safety Unit during incident demobilization and closeout  

Prerequisites for the class:

Class is limited to 30 students

Meals and Lodging are on your own.