Safety Officer Type 1, SOF1

Position Category: 
Incident Positions
Position Code: 
SOF1
Functional Area: 
Command
AD Class: 
AD-L

Duties

  • Participates in planning meetings.
  • Prepares and presents safety briefings.
  • Identifies hazardous situations associated with the incident. Identifies those risks or hazards with the highest potential for serious accident or injury.
  • Ensures the safety, welfare, and accountability of assigned personnel during the entire duration of the incident (air and ground).
  • Reviews the Incident Action Plan for safety implications.
  • Exercises emergency authority to stop and prevent unsafe acts.
  • Investigates accidents that have occurred within the incident area.
  • Assigns assistants as needed.
  • Reviews and approves the medical plan.
  • Interacts and coordinates with all command and general staff.
  • Develops a safety action plan.
  • Develops an “incident within and incident” response plan.
  • Develops ICS Form 215A, Incident Safety Analysis, and planning matrix with the Operations Section.
  • Prepares narratives or special reports.
  • Requests assistance from health departments when necessary with food and sanitation.
  • Maintains unit log.

Position Knowledge and/or Requirements

  • Advanced Incident Management (S-520)
  • Satisfactory performance as a SOF2

 

Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2018-07-31