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FS 140 Incident Safety Officer • 2 Cr.

Description:

A study of fire fighter safety using NFPA and state standards. Emphasizes the day-to-day health and safety of department members. Addresses standards, regulations, role of safety officer, accident investigations, record keeping, structural, EMS, hazardous materials, and wild land emergencies.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Describe the history of health and safety programs.
  • Identify occupational health safety programs in industry today.
  • Identify occupational health and safety programs for the emergency services.
  • Describe the distinction between standards and regulations.
  • Identify federal regulations that impact on health and safety programs.
  • Identify the standards that impact on occupational health and safety.
  • Identify the concepts of risk identification and risk evaluation.
  • Describe the consideration for safety in fire stations and emergency response vehicles.
  • Describe the components of an effective response safety plan.
  • Describe the components of the pre-incident planning process.
  • Describe the considerations for safety while training.
  • Define the value of personal protective equipment.
  • Describe the components of accountability system in emergency operations.
  • Define incident priorities and how they relate to health and safety.
  • Describe the relationship of incident management as it related to health and safety.
  • Describe the methods of controlling hazards associated with responding to EMS, hazmat, and technical rescue incident.
  • Explain the need for and the process used for post-incident analysis.
  • Describe the components and value of critical incident management programs.
  • Describe the responsibilities of individual responders, supervisors, safety officers, and incident commanders, safety program managers, safety committees and fire department managers as they relate to health and safety programs.
  • Describe the components of a wellness/fitness plan.
  • Identify and analyze the major causes involved in line of duty firefighter deaths related to health, wellness, fitness and vehicle operations.
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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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