Advanced Safety Officer

EMSI Safety Officer Job AidCourse Overview

The Advanced Safety Officer course focuses on the role of the Safety Officer working in an ICS organization and using the ICS framework.  It is intended for previously trained and qualified ICS Safety Officers and explores more advanced topics than are covered in standard ICS Safety Officer training.  Depending on the needs of the target audience, the course can be customized to explore different topics applicable to the Safety Officer.

This course is an instructor-led training that supports learning through discussion, lecture, and active participation in multiple exercises that provides a realistic, hands-on approach to mastering the skills required of a Safety Officer at the Type 2 level and beyond.

Specific Course Topics

  • Review of Safety Officer roles and responsibilities
  • Risk-benefit analysis
  • Risk-based decision-making models
  • Safety Officer involvement in Operations and Command level decision making
  • Laws and regulations related to safety in emergency response
  • Safety Officer relationships with key IMT members (Command, Operations, Planning, etc.)
  • Building a Safety organization
  • Effective use of Assistant Safety Officers
  • Preparing the Command’s Safety Message
  • Contingency planning
  • Strategic planning
  • Time management

Target Audience

Trained and qualified ICS Safety Officers


Duration: Two days (16 hours)

Pre-requisite (recommended)