Leadership Strategies for Community Risk Reduction R0833

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, three semester hours in public safety, fire science or emergency management.

This six-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 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) departments who are initiating programs to reduce their community’s risks and mitigate their consequences.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

Selection criteria

Individuals in emergency services, especially those in operations and EMS, who want to strengthen their knowledge and skills in community risk reduction, fire, injury, and illness prevention as well as health promotion.

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.

In addition, prospective students must meet the "VIP Program Eligibility" as described on the Volunteer Incentive Program Web page.


  1. 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.
  2. There is a pre-course assignment to conduct a community risk assessment.

Post-course requirements


Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
September 8 - 13, 2019 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland