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Assistant Safety Officer

A member of the fire department appointed by the IC to assist the ISO in the performance of the ISO functions at an incident scene

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Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

OSHA regulations that often outline the equipment required to accomplish a given process

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Countermeasure

An action used to effect hazard mitigation

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Education

The process of developing one's analytical ability using principles, concepts, and values

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Formal Process

A process defined in writing. It can take on many forms; standard operating procedures, standard operating guidelines, departmental directives, temporary memorandums, and the like

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Guideline

An adaptable template that offers wide flexibility in application

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Informal Process

A process or operation that is part of a department's routine but that is not written

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Mitigation

The overall strategy of hazard control

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Mitigation Hierarchy

A preferred order of hazard control strategies: elimination, reduction, adaptation, transfer, and avoidance

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Procedure

A strict directive that must be followed with little or no flexibility

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Risk

The chance of damage, injury, or loss

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Risk Management

The process of minimizing the chance, degree, or probability of damage, loss, or injury

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Thermal Protective Performance (TPP)

A value given to the protective (insulative) quality of structural firefighting PPE and equipment

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Training

The process of learning and applying knowledge and skills

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Operational Safety Triad

Procedures, Equipment, Personnel

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Concept

Acceptable safety and health practices begin with an understanding of the concepts of the operational safety triad and the use of a five-step classic risk management model

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Concept

Various formal and informal processes make up the procedure arm of the triad.

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Concept

The best quality of a well written procedure or guideline is that everyone adheres to it. Other qualities include clear direction, simple language, easy interpretation, and broad application except for life-endangering points

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Concept

The personnel leg of the safety triad includes programs that address member training, health, and attitude.

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Risk Concept

Risk can be defined as the chance of injury or loss, whereas risk management is the process of minimizing the chance, degree, or probability of injury or loss.

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Risk Management Concept

The hierarchy of controls used to reduce accidents and injuries is accomplished using mitigation strategies and countermeasures. An incident handling hierarchy of mitigation includes hazard elimination, reduction, adaptation, transfer, and/or avoidance