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HSO Academy

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HSO Academy
Health and Safety Officer 2-Day Academy
This course is an in-depth, fast paced class that focuses on the knowledge and experience – elements required of an effective HSO. It gives participants the opportunity for situational exercises and scenario practice. The HSO Academy is an excellent tool to help participants prepare for the FDSOA HSO Pro Board Certification Exam. The course is ideal for any fire officer who has been newly appointed as a Safety Officer or is likely to fill the Health and Safety Officer role.
Recommended Text – Occupational Safety and Health in the Emergency Services, 4th edition, by James S. Angle
(Available for $90 through FDSOA Shop)
Upon completion of the 16-hour Academy, you are eligible to take the exam for National Certification onsite Tuesday or Wednesday evening, or by using an approved local proctor at a later date. Exam fee included in Academy registration.

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Bruce Varner

Principle, Santa Rosa FD (ret.)/IFE
Bruce H. Varner retired December 30, 2010 as the Fire Chief of Santa Rosa (CA) Fire Department having served in that position since May 2004. Chief Varner began his fire service career with the Phoenix (AZ) Fire Department in 1967, promoting through the ranks to Deputy Chief in 1985... Read More →
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Scott Yurczyk

Seattle FD
Scott is one of two Western Region Directors for the FDSOA and is a proponent of all things safety. He is active teaching both Incident Safety and Health and Safety and is Pro Board certified. Scott is currently a Battalion Chief with the Seattle Fire Department and is the Supervising... Read More →

Tuesday January 11, 2022 7:30am - 4:30pm MST
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