Safety Officer Type 1*
The Safety Officer Type 1 (SOF1) is responsible for monitoring the overall operation of an incident from a risk management perspective and providing recommendations to mitigate hazards in order to provide for the welfare of assigned resources. The SOF1 may function as a member of the Command Staff of a Type 1 or 2 Incident Management Team (IMT) or may be a single resource. The SOF1 may supervise the Medical Unit Leader (MEDL) or other members in the safety organization. The SOF1 typically reports to the Incident Commander (IC) and works in the Command functional area.
The SOF1 performs position duties commensurate with Type 1 incident complexity and characteristics stated in the Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations (Red Book).
Position created. Safety Officer in 1984 PMS 310-1.