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Leadership Strategies for Community Risk Reduction R0200

Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Management
Training Specialist

Michael Weller

Delivery type
6-day on-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in community risk reduction.

This 6-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.

This course advocates the use of:

  • Proven interventions.
  • Mechanisms to gather and analyze critical data.
  • Actions to target specific at-risk populations.
  • Evaluation.
  • How to build internal and external support to accomplish the changing mission of fire and emergency services.

This course will benefit progressive fire and EMS departments who are initiating programs to reduce their community’s risks and mitigate their consequences.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus: PDF 747KB
* Welcome letter. * Instructions to download student manual. * Pre-course assignment workbook. PDF 159KB
Course Syllabus

Selection criteria

Students desiring to enhance their knowledge and skills to lead fire prevention, community risk reduction initiatives, illness prevention and health promotion at the local, state or national level.

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. Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

There is a pre-course assignment to conduct a community risk assessment.

Post-course requirements


Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
Apply June 19 - 24, 2022 Vacancies Emmitsburg, Maryland
April 2 - 7, 2023 Apply on 10/15/2022 - 12/15/2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 30, 2023 - August 4, 2023 Apply on 10/15/2022 - 12/15/2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Student comments

This course worked as both an introduction and a deep dive into CRR. Makes you realize that what you are perceiving as a high risk may in fact may not be the highest risk.