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S-404, Safety Officer (Pre-Course Work) 2013

This instructor-led course has pre-course work (estimate 2 hours). Additional information about the course can be found in the Field Manager’s Course Guide (PMS 901-1).

  1. Gather items and assemble a SOFR kit.  Refer to the SOFR Kit Component List for kit items. Download kit forms and bring to class. 
  2. Review the SOF2/1 Position Task Book (PMS 311-04), print and bring to class. 
  3. Review the following links, download and bring to class:

    Aviation Risk Management Workbook

    Sections of the Interagency Helicopter Operations Guide (IHOG) (PMS 510):
    Chapter 12 Fire Protection and Crash-Rescue
    Appendix C Emergency Response and Incident, Hazard, and Accident Reporting.

  4. Review the following links:

    Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations (NFES 002724) (Redbook):
    In Chapter 1, “Fire Operations Doctrine."
    In Chapter 7, “Emergency Medical Planning and Services.”
    In Chapter 18, "I-Suite Injury and Illness student workbook and PowerPoint.

    BLM Aviation Safety

    USFS Aviation Safety

    NPS Aviation Safety

    Interagency Airspace Coordination

    OAS Aviation Safety & Program Evaluation


    Interagency Aviation Training

    NWCG Memo Number 025-2010

    NWCG Memo Number 001-2012

    Incident Emergency Medical Subcommittee

    National Response Framework Resource Center

    All Hazard Incident Business Practices