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Leadership Strategies for Community Risk Reduction R0200

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 disasters, 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 emergency medical services (EMS) departments who are initiating programs to reduce their community’s risks and mitigate their consequences.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

Welcome letter/BYOD instructions/Pre-course assignment workbook.: PDF 747KB
Course Syllabus: PDF 159KB

Students desiring to enhance their knowledge and skills to lead fire prevention, community risk-reduction (CRR) 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.

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 due the first day of class.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
August 25 - 30, 2024 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland