Near-Miss Listen & Learn: The Incident Safety Officer

March 12th, 2009

John Tippett reviews near-miss reports that highlight scenes where incident safety officers were ahead of the game or late in reacting, which resulted in firefighter injuries.

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In this edition of Near-Miss Listen & Learn, Battalion Chief John Tippett examines incidents where incident safety officers were lacking. What impact did it have on the incidents? He also discusses reports where safety officers knew, and did the right thing.

Tippett explores why the role of the incident safety officer is becoming recognized as an indispensable component of every incident scene.

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