This six-day course is designed for the student who has or will have responsibility to develop, implement and lead community risk reduction and health programs to 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 data, 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 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) departments who are initiating programs to reduce their community’s risks and mitigate their consequences.
There is a pre-course assignment to conduct a community risk assessment.
Individuals in emergency services, especially those in operations and EMS, who want to strengthen their knowledge and skills in community risk reduction, fire, injury, and illness prevention as well as health promotion. Target audiences include chief fire officers, company officers, firefighters, fire inspectors, fire marshals, EMS officers, fire and life safety educators, and other community or allied professionals in community risk reduction.
Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, 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.