National Credential
Credential: Incident Safety Officer - Fire Suppression (ISO)
Credentialing Agency: Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA)

The Incident Safety Officer - Fire Suppression (ISO) is a mid-level certification. Applicants applying for this certification must be a member of the Fire Department Safety Officers Association, applicants sponsored by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and individuals meeting the duties and requirements of a company officer or an Incident Scene Safety Officer. Applicants shall meet the requirements of NFPA 1521 - 2015 ed. Chapter 5 and be a member of a fire department an Emergency Services Organization with at least five years of experience.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Renewal Period: 5 years

Incident Safety Officer - Fire Suppression (ISO)

The following Navy Occupations provide training and/or experience that contributes to attaining this credential:

Personnel Category Occupation Occupation Type Related As Navy$ Gap Analysis LaDR
Enlisted ABE-Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Launching and Recovery Equipment Rating other      
Enlisted ABF-Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Fuels Rating other      
Enlisted ABH-Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Aircraft Handling Rating most  Navy Bucks    E5 Pay Grade
Enlisted DC-Damage Controlman Rating some  Navy Bucks    E5 Pay Grade
Enlisted MMA-Machinists Mate, Non-Nuclear, Submarine Auxiliary Rating other      
Enlisted MMW-Machinists Mate, Weapons Rating other      
Officer 631X - Aviation Deck Specialty LDO Designator some      
Officer 731X - Aviation Boatswain CWO Designator some      

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Related As

The military occupations shown in this table are related to this credential in one of three ways: Most, Some, or Other.

Most: This credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Some: This credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (related 80% to at least one or more critical tasks but less than 80% of all of the entire military occupation). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Other: This credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will most likely require additional education, training, or experience.

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This Credential has been approved for payment through the Navy's Credential Program Office. Note that to be eligible for Navy funded credentials, you must have demonstrated competency and experience towards the credential being sought. This credential may require additional work to fully meet competency and experience requirements.

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Incident Safety Officer - Fire Suppression (ISO)

Eligibility Requirements ()

Note: This credential may have multiple options for becoming eligible. Listed below are the minimum requirements based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 5 years
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Exam Requirements ()

  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Renewal Period: 5 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA)
33365 Raphael Rd
Farmington Hills, MI  48336
Phone: (248) 880-1864
Fax: (248) 479-0491
Email: fdsoa@fdsoa.org

Incident Safety Officer - Fire Suppression (ISO)

Applicants must meet the requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1521 – 2015 ed. - Chapter 5 Fire Department Officer Level 1 and be a member of fire department an Emergency Services Organization with at least 5 years experience. For details, go to the Codes and Standards page on NFPA web site.

The Incident Safety Officer - Fire Suppression (ISO) credential has the following other requirements:

  • Applicants must meet the entrance requirement and Fire Fighter I requirement as stated in NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional. For details, go to the list of NFPA Codes and Standards.

Incident Safety Officer - Fire Suppression (ISO)

  • Preparing the Incident Safety Officers
    • Introduction to the Safety Officer Role
    • Safety Concepts
    • Guiding Regulations, Codes, Laws, Standards and Procedures
    • Designing the Safety Officer System
    • Training and education
  • Front-Loading Your Knowledge and Skills
    • Professional Development and Mastery
    • Reading Buildings
    • Reading Smoke
    • Reading Risk
    • Reading Hazardous Energy
    • Reading Firefighters
  • The ISO On-Scene
    • Triggers, Traps and Working Within Incident Command System
    • A Basic Approach to ISO Duties
    • The ISO at Structure Fires
    • The ISO at Wildland and Interface Fires
    • The ISO at Hazmat Incidents
    • The ISO at Technical Rescue
    • Postincident Responsibilities
  • NFPA Code -1521
    • Administration
    • Publication
    • Definitions
    • Organization
    • Functions of ISO
  • With the new NFPA Standard, the Pro Board now requires the student to complete six (6) randomly assigned Skills Sheets, along with the 100-question exam.  A Pro Board certificate will not be issued until we have the Affidavit on-file. 

     

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Incident Safety Officer - Fire Suppression (ISO) examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Incident Safety Officer - Fire Suppression (ISO)

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Incident Safety Officer - Fire Suppression (ISO) credential has the following recertification information:

  • To maintain the ISO credential, those certified must earn continuing education units every year and submit the renewal application every five years.