Community Risk Issues and Prevention Interventions (F0347)

Training Specialist

Gerry Bassett

Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Public Education

This 2-day course is designed for students who work in the field of prevention. Students learn a basic overview of the "three E's" of prevention--education, engineering, and enforcement. The course concludes that the most effective way to combat community risk issues is to develop strategies that use all "three E's." The course is designed to provide the motivation and leadership for local organizations to enhance their prevention efforts.
Course content includes

* evaluation of the types and levels of community prevention;
* how injuries, fires, and burns can be prevented;
* strategies and countermeasures to help people understand the injury, fire, or burn event and reduce the loss; and
* prevention approaches--behavior changes, legislation, and enforcement and engineering.

Selection Criteria * Prevention personnel in local organizations.
* Persons serving on local or State prevention committees.
* Fire marshals, inspectors, and public educators.
* Career and volunteer firefighters who have prevention responsibilities.
* EMS personnel who coordinate community life-support programs.
* Community volunteers wishing to enhance fire and life safety efforts.
* Community health educators.
* Part-time or full-time public educators.
Delivery Type 2-Day Off-Campus
Prerequisites None.
ACE Recommendation In the vocational certificate category or lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Public Administration, Fire Science, Public Health, Industrial Loss Control, or Political Science.
CEU's 1.5
Post-Course Requirements None.
Student Pre-Course Materials None.
NFPA Standards None.
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