This six-day course teaches emergency services personnel how to lead successful comprehensive community safety education programs. The course emphasizes personal commitment in community education and how to obtain organizational and community support for safety education.
Through a variety of methods, students learn to identify community issues and diverse target populations and how to select appropriate methods for reaching diverse groups. Students learn to address the most critical fire and life safety issues for their community.
The course is designed for interactivity and sharing of ideas. Throughout the course, students work on activities relating to their own organization and community and share their experiences and new ideas throughout the class. Students are asked to bring and share prevention programs from their organization or within their community.
Class and instructor feedback is a critical component of the evaluation process. Three short exams provide the students with validation of learning.
Students must be coordinators of their organization’s public or community safety education function. Personnel in small departments and state or local fire organization personnel who serve on a prevention or public education committee are also ideal candidates.
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.
I will be able to implement successful fire prevention programs in my community...Gave me a range of possible projects based on what others in the class are doing or are thinking of doing. Gave me a network of contacts for collaboration...Will help obtain funding for new programs.