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Safety Program Operations R0154

Curriculum: Responder Health and Safety
Training Specialist

George Morgan

Delivery type
6-Day On-Campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, three semester hours in fire science, fire administration or risk management.

This six-day course provides knowledge and practice in the context of current issues to develop strategies of risk management associated with the provision of firefighting and Emergency Medical Services to reduce firefighter fatalities and injuries.

With a focus on using the risk management model in the health and safety aspects of emergency services operations, current regulations, standards, policies and responsibilities for program management, day-to-day operations, and incident safety will be addressed.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

Selection criteria

Company-level officers, chief officers, and supervisors who have department-level health and safety responsibilities (such as program planning and implementation) and who may serve as an Incident Safety Officer or department Health and Safety Officer.


Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Recommended prerequisites: “Incident Safety Officer” (F/W0729) and “Health and Safety Officer” (F/W0730).

Post-course requirements


Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
NEW January 20 - 25, 2019 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
April 14 - 19, 2019 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
September 22 - 27, 2019 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland

Student comments

Extremely beneficial subject matter for enhancing Safety and Health programs. This course has given me more insight into actions and resources for Safety Officers and members of the Safety Committees.