NFPA Announces New Resource for Fire Service Officers

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has launched the Company Officers Responsibility for Incident Safety (CORFIS) program. The program was developed to serve as a resource for fire officers and others who are responsible for supervising firefighters during firefighting operations. NFPA teamed up with Fire Department Safety Officers Association of Ashland, MA, which will add this program to their existing library of training programs and deliver it to the U.S. fire service.

The training, which lasts two and a half hours, will develop a better understanding of NFPA 1561, Standard for Emergency Services Incident Management, and NFPA 1521, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer. The program identifies several other NFPA standards and uses case studies from recent line-of-duty death reports published by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health to illustrate how fireground conditions can rapidly deteriorate. It offers guidance to a company officer in the initial stages of an incident, including the necessity of maintaining constant situational awareness and conducting operations in accordance with established Standard Operating Guidelines.

For more information about the CORFIS program, contact Ken Willette at 617-984-7299 or For more information about the Fire Department Safety Officers Association, contact .

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