Safety Officer Training

For those team members who choose to participate in the multi-phase training to become a certified Safety Officer. If you wish to be a Safety Officer, contact JDanias@BOCH-CERT.ORG.

Additional Training for Safety Officers

FEMA is currently restructuring its classes and have added and deleted several courses. These are the courses that would cover the suggested additional training in the presentation. As of October, 2021 FEMA will complete the restructuring, so these may change again.


IS200, Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, reviews the Incident Command System (ICS), provides the context for ICS within initial response, and supports higher level ICS training. This course provides training on, and resources for, personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within ICS.  


This Independent Study (IS) course introduces you to the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) relationship to the Incident Command System (ICS), a proven management system used by emergency managers to help maintain the safety of disaster workers, provide clear leadership and organizational structure, and improve the effectiveness of rescue efforts. This program educates any Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program manager, CERT trainer, or emergency responder who may manage and/or coordinate with a CERT about the CERT’s potential roles in a disaster or emergency situation.

ICS-35.21 (New 2021)

Workplace safety is an important concern at FEMA and throughout the Federal government. Workplace safety is everyone’s business. If you get sick or hurt on the job, everyone pays the price—in pain and suffering, in lost work, and in economic costs. When we work together to create a safer place to work, we’re all more productive and satisfied with our jobs. This course is designed to help you understand your safety rights and responsibilities and what you can do to safeguard your own well-being on the job—both in your regular workplace and during deployments.


This course provides an overview of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The National Incident Management System defines the comprehensive approach guiding the whole community – all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations (NGO), and the private sector – to work together seamlessly to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the effects of incidents. The course provides learners with a basic understanding of NIMS concepts, principles, and components.


The goal of the IS-0800.d, National Response Framework, An Introduction, is to provide guidance for the whole community. Within this broad audience, the National Response Framework focuses especially on those who are involved in delivering and applying the response core capabilities, including:

Private sector partners

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)

Government officials

Community leaders

Emergency management practitioners

First responders


These should highlight the role of the safety officer from within the ICS. Many of these come from fire and rescue organizations, which should illustrate how the different organizations you work with communicate safety related issues and how they deal with them.

Basic Overview of ICS Safety Officer
Part 1 of a lecture about the methodology of Safety and having Safety Officers
Excellent video from Canada using different scenarios to illustrate how ICS communications work with multiple agencies.
Part 2 of a lecture about the methodology of Safety and having Safety Officers


Looking forward to putting the safety officer incident forms online but for now, here is a pdf alternative

Form 215– Safety Analysis

For use in walking off a deployment site, during deployment, and to be filed after for debriefing.

Medical Incident Form-(soon)

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