Executive Analysis of Community Risk Reduction R0274

Delivery type 10-Day On-Campus
ACE recommendation In the upper division baccalaureate or graduate degree category, 3 semester hours in Fire Science, Emergency Management, Homeland Security and Public Safety. Note: Student must successfully complete research paper in order to receive graduate credit recommendation.
CEU’s 5.8
Student pre-course materials and course syllabus

http://nfa.usfa.dhs.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_r0274.pdf PDF 4.64MB,

Training Specialist

Mary Marchone

Upcoming offerings

December 7 - 18, 2015 | January 4 - 15, 2016 | February 15 - 26, 2016 | View more

Course description

This 10-day course is the second course in the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP). The course is a mixture of philosophy and application--the value of the community risk reduction and the process of applying risk reduction to the community. It involves developing partnerships with the community to implement programs, initiatives, and services that prevent and/or mitigate the risk of human caused or natural disasters. Traditional fire prevention programs are addressed.

There is an extensive precourse assignment where students are required to research the history of fire prevention and its evolution into community risk reduction. Students build a demographic and risk profile of their home community. They examine social, cultural, economic, and environmental trends that impact community risk. The course examines the Executive Fire Officer as a community risk-reduction leader, assesses community risk, develops a draft plan for a local risk-reduction initiative, and applies change management models and addresses organizational and community politics. The ultimate goal of the course is to develop fire service leaders who are committed in word and deed to comprehensive multihazard community risk reduction.

Selection criteria

Please refer to the "Selection Criteria for the EFOP" and "Participation in EFOP Courses as a Non-EFOP Participant" sections. Students enrolled in the EFOP will be given priority. Non Executive Fire Office Program Applicants/Candidates must be minimally a chief level officer. Supervisory level applicants (e.g. Company Officers, Captains, Lieutenants, etc.) will not be considered.

Completion of a comprehensive precourse assignment is mandatory prior to class attendance. Information from the assignment will be used to process in-class activities and to develop a draft plan for a risk-reduction initiative for the student's home community. Reading assignments and collecting and analyzing local data are part of the assignment.


ICS 100 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.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
December 7 - 18, 2015 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
January 4 - 15, 2016 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
February 15 - 26, 2016 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
March 14 - 25, 2016 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply April 18 - 29, 2016 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply May 16 - 27, 2016 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply June 13 - 24, 2016 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply August 22, 2016 - September 2, 2016 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply September 26, 2016 - October 7, 2016 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Post-course requirements Research Paper for Executive Fire Officer Program Students.
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