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Best Practices in Community Risk Reduction W0635

Training Specialist

Michael Weller

Delivery type

2-day on-campus

Continuing education units


ACE recommendation

In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in emergency management.

Course only available to on-campus weekend program students.

This 2-day course demonstrates to students nationally recognized principles that, when used appropriately, can lead to community risk-reduction programs that can measure success in local communities. This course will give students the opportunity to explore programs from communities across the United States that have been showcased at Vision 20/20 symposiums. These programs demonstrate what nationally recognized organizations identify as examples of “best practices” in community risk reduction.

At the end of the course, students will be evaluated through a 25-question, multiple-choice examination. A final grade will be provided to each student. The minimum score needed to pass is 70.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

Instructions to Download Student Manual: PDF 189KB
Pre-course Assignment: PDF 35KB
Syllabus: PDF 101KB

The target audience for this course includes:

  • Fire and emergency services personnel who help develop and deliver fire prevention and community risk-reduction programs.
  • Fire and emergency services staff with an interest in advancing risk-reduction efforts in their community.
  • Allied health and community service personnel who help develop and deliver risk-reduction programs.

  1. Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.
  2. There is a pre-course assignment that should take about 1 hour to complete.

Upcoming offerings

Apply online if you are interested in attending a state or national weekend program.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
April 1 - 2, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Brian Benstead
Deputy Chief
NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control
Stefano Napolitano
Deputy State Fire Administrator
NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control
June 3 - 4, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Jack Smith
Ohio Fire Academy
June 3 - 4, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Patrick Giacobbe
Executive Development Program Manager
Florida State Fire Marshal
June 24 - 25, 2023
Women's Weekend
Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 8 - 9, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Tina Marie Ahlborg
Clerk Secretary
Rhode Island State Fire Training Academy
Mark St. Pierre
State Weekend Coordinator