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Applications of Community Risk Reduction R0385

Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Public Education Managing Officer
Training Specialists

George Morgan

Michael Weller

Delivery type
6-day on-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, three semester hours in risk management, organizational behavior, or public safety administration.

This 6-day course is intended to inspire managing officers to lead and conduct risk-reduction activities within the service area of their community.

The course is for both the managing officers who are currently engaged in risk-reduction activities and the managing officers who desire to lay the foundation to start community risk reduction.

This course is about how managing officers can plan, implement and evaluate risk-reduction activities to benefit the citizens they serve and those in the fire and emergency services who provide the services. The course features the role of the officer as an inspirational leader for the risk-reduction cause.

The course also provides an opportunity for students to apply risk-reduction activities in communities with a diverse population. Students learn that a broader approach to fire protection involves multiple interventions, and when all are applied to a specific community risk issue, a difference is likely to occur, reducing risk for citizens.

Students learn that by reducing the community’s risk, the risk of death and injuries to firefighting forces is also reduced.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus: PDF 2,859KB
Welcome Letter, BYOD Instructions, Pre-course Assignment PDF 352KB
Course syllabus

Selection criteria

You must meet the criteria for the National Fire Academy's Managing Officer Program.


You must meet the criteria for and be enrolled in the National Fire Academy's Managing Officer Program.

Post-course requirements

Upon completion of the resident courses, managing officer candidates will have to complete a capstone project.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
September 11 - 16, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
September 18 - 23, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
March 5 - 10, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
March 12 - 17, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
May 14 - 19, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
May 21 - 26, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 30, 2023 - August 4, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
August 6 - 11, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
September 10 - 15, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
September 17 - 22, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Student comments

This course really challenged my thinking of what I have considered reality.