This 6-day course is designed for the student who has or will have responsibility to develop, implement and lead community risk reduction and health programs. These include human-caused, natural disasters and health risks. The course empowers students with knowledge of how to prevent, reduce, and mitigate community risk. It advocates the use of proven interventions, mechanisms to gather and analyze critical dta, actions to target specific at-risk populations, evaluation, and how to build internal and external support to accomplish the changing mission of fire and emergency services.
This course will benefit progressive fire and EMS departments who are initiating programs to reduce their community's risks and mitigate their consequences. There is a precourse assignment to conduct a community risk assessment.
Individuals in emergency services, especially those in operations and EMS who would like to strengthen their knowledge and skills in community risk reduction, fire, injury and illness prevention as well as health promotion. Target audiences include company officers, EMS providers, fire inspectors, fire marshals, fire and EMS officers, fire and life safety educators, and other community or allied professionals in community risk reduction.
ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Preferred courses are Q462 and Q463 available through NFA Online at www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/courses/online.html. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.