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Fire Department Safety Officer: Incident Safety Officer

July 8, 2024

Alabama Fire College & Personnel Standards & Education Commission

This course is based on NFPA 1521: Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer Professional Qualifications, 2020 Edition. The course is intended for the member within a fire department or emergency service organization who performs the functions of an Incident Safety Officer or who serves as an assistant to the Incident Safety Officer.


(Pro Board or IFSAC) Certified Fire Officer I

Alternative Certification:

Individuals not certified to the Fire Officer I level completing equivalent coursework as approved by the Commission are eligible for alternative certification under the following conditions:

Alabama state licensed Emergency Medical Technicians certified to the EMS or Rescue Officer I level may be certified as EMS Safety Officer I.

Individuals certified to the EMS or Rescue Officer I Level and able to demonstrate particular competence in the area of rescue operations may be certified as Rescue Safety Officer I.


Instate Cost: 265

Out of State Cost: 510

Required Text:

Fire Department Incident Safety Officer, Revised 3rd Edition

Certification Course Syllabus

Practical Exam Materials

Special Equipment:

  • Laptop that can produce documents in Microsoft Office or Adobe PDF