NFPA 1521 Incident Safety Officer

FOP600 – 45.00 Hours


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07/22/24 – 07/26/24 Alvarado, TX FP FOP600 52 $420.00 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This course meets NFPA 1521, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer Professional Qualifications, Chapter five “Incident Safety Officer.” Upon completion of this course you are eligible to schedule the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) exam, should you meet the TCFP requirements. Participants are also eligible to apply for certification through State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association (SFFMA).

This course does NOT offer Pro Board certification.

Pricing Information: Employees or members of a Fire Department or Agency that is a political subdivision of, or component thereof, the State of Texas are eligible to receive tuition credit from TEEX based on subsidized funding from the State of Texas for this class. 

Cost: $420.00/student for Texas Firefighters, departments or agencies 

Standard Cost: $840.00 per student Non-Texas Municipal or State Firefighter


TCFP Certification Requirements 

Participants interested in pursuing certification through TCFP should review their website for requirements.

SFFMA Certification Requirements

Participants that successfully complete this course, can submit their TEEX certificate of completion, along with SFFMA certification application, to the SFFMA office for processing.

Course Completion Requirements

Course Attire

For classroom activities, participants must wear full length pants, closed-toe shoes, and short sleeve/long sleeve shirts (no sleeveless shirts). It is preferred that participants wear duty uniform or business casual dress. 

Participants Must Provide

  • Textbook: Jones and Bartlett, Fire Department Incident Safety Officer (3rd ed)
  • Laptop Computer
  • Flash Drive
  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. 

Prior Knowledge 

It is recommended that participants have a working knowledge of basic computer function, Microsoft PowerPoint and Word applications, and computer projection equipment.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the history, roles, responsibilities, and trends of the Incident Safety Officer (ISO).
  • Explain the foundation of Incident Safety Officer (ISO) skill sets to addressed throughout the course.
  • Identify the organizations along with the laws, regulations, and standards that create the infrastructure for Incident Safety Officer (ISO) responsibilities.
  • Develop an outline for creating an Incident Safety Officer (ISO) system for their organization.
  • Analyze structures that pose potential safety hazards to develop an Incident Action Plan (IAP)
  • Analyze the volume, velocity, and density of smoke to identify the potential for hostile fire events.
  • Analyze hazards to evaluate the potential risk involved in the response to an incident.
  • Analyze the type of hazardous energy involved in an incident.
  • Analyze the physical and mental health of responders during an incident response.
  • Identify the responsibilities of a live fire instructor and discuss why safety is so important during live fire training evolutions.
  • Identify the required components of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and demonstrate the ability to inspect PPE and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) prior to entering the live fire training environment.
  • Discuss aspects of live fire training, such as the stages of fire, training hazards, changes in the fire environment, and how to cultivate a safe training environment.
  • Act as a member of a team to safely supervise and maintain a live fire evolution.

Suggested Audience

  • Municipal Firefighters and Officers

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)
  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)

Other Information

Annual Fire Training School Information

If you are attending this course as part of TEEX’s Texas Annual Fire Training School, you need to be aware of the following additional information:

Course Pricing

The pricing quoted above is meant for course delivery at a location other than the Brayton Fire Training Field, for example, a fire station training room or other facility provided by the host department. 

Course delivery during an annual school will have additional facility costs factored into the cost of tuition. Therefore, the cost quoted above may differ from the tuition cost on the annual school announcement. 

Registration Process

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service in cooperation with the Texas A&M Forest Service has aligned the payment process for annual schools with all other requests for tuition assistance under the House Bill 2604 program and TIFMAS training grants. Texas A & M Forest Service voucher number or a request ID # is no longer a valid Purchase Order number. It will be denied if used as a form of payment.

The process will follow this pattern: Registration with payment – Apply for tuition assistance & obtain TAMFS approval – Attend training – Complete the reimbursement process.

Registration with payment

Complete online registration on the TEEX website. Secure your seat in the class with payment.

You may use a credit card or organization purchase order (PO). 

If you are using a purchase order, TEEX policy requires the PO to be submitted within 48 hours of registration, or the enrollment may be canceled. You may upload the PO through your student portal or email it as an attachment to [email protected]

Ensure your PO includes the following:

  • Agency or company name
  • Billing address
  • Contact name and phone number
  • Description of goods and/or services provided (for example the course number and name)
  • Amount of charges
  • Authorized signature
  • Tax Payer ID, EIN, or FEIN. The field should be in the following format: xx-xxxxxxx.

The PO contact email needs to be either yourself or a responsible person within your organization.

If your organization is not an established TEEX customer, or if you are not sure, please include a completed W-9 with the PO.

Apply for tuition assistance & obtain approval

At least one day before the first day of class, submit a request through TAMFS FireConnect.

Helpful videos about the FireConnect process can be found here

Attend training

Most courses have online registration notes and/or confirmation emails which will provide more details on when & where to report for class. Please pay special attention to the required PPE levels and prerequisites if applicable. Most TEEX courses require at least 80% attendance and participation, while others, such as ProBoard, require 100% attendance.

No-shows without prior written cancellation by the required date will be invoiced.

Upon successful completion of the class, you will be able to download your certificate from your TEEX Student Portal.

Complete the reimbursement process

Return to the FireConnect page and submit for reimbursement. You will be asked to upload documentation including your certificate of completion. Once all documentation is accounted for, the request(s) will be marked as Approved for Payment and reimbursement will be issued to your department.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Identified

Testing Policy – Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Identified Disabilities

Annual Fire Training School Contact Information

If you have any questions about Annual Schools, call (866) 878-8900 or email [email protected].

Annual Fire Training School Textbook

Fire Department Incident Safety Officer (3rd Ed.) (2020 Revision) Jones & Bartlett. ISBN: 9781284216554

Please read ahead of time and bring this book with you to class. 

Contact Information

Griffin Herring

Training Coordinator
Phone: (979) 500-6926
Email: [email protected]