Best Practices in Community Risk Reduction F0635

Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Management
Training Specialist

Michael Weller
301-447-1476

Delivery type
2-day off-campus
Continuing education units
1.3
ACE recommendation
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, one semester hour in fire science, emergency management, disaster mitigation, or public safety.

This two-day course demonstrates to students nationally recognized principles that, when used appropriately, can lead to community risk-reduction programs that can measure success in local communities. This course will give students the opportunity to explore programs from communities across the United States that have been showcased at Vision 20/20 symposiums. These programs demonstrate what nationally recognized organizations identify as examples of “best practices” in community risk reduction.

At the end of the course, students will be evaluated through a 25-question multiple-choice examination. A final grade will be provided to each student. The minimum score needed to pass is 70.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

Selection criteria

The target audience for this course includes:

  • Fire and emergency services personnel who help develop and deliver fire prevention and community risk-reduction programs.
  • Fire and emergency services staff with an interest in advancing risk-reduction efforts in their community.
  • Allied health and community service personnel who help develop and deliver risk-reduction programs.

Prerequisites

There is a pre-course assignment that should take about one hour to complete.

Post-course requirements

None

Upcoming offerings

Submit FEMA Form 119-25-2 to the contact(s) listed below for the course offering you are interested in attending.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
February 25 - 26, 2021 Lake Barrington, Illinois

James Moore
Program Manager
Illinois Fire Service Institute
217-300-3463
jpmoore1@illinois.edu

Scott Motisi
Deputy Chief
Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District
224-848-4800
smotisi@bcfpd.us

Course coordination plan
April 17 - 18, 2021 Silver City, New Mexico

Ross Johnson
NFA Course Coordinator
New Mexico Firefighters Training Academy
505-795-2349
ross.johnson@state.nm.us

Milo E. Lambert
Fire Chief
Silver City Fire Department
575-956-1273
firechief@silvercitynm.gov

Course coordination plan
May 3 - 4, 2021 Columbia, South Carolina

Mike Dunlap
Education Specialist, NFA Coordinator
South Carolina Fire Academy
803-896-9842
mike.dunlap@llr.sc.gov

Bonita Watters
Curriculum Manager
South Carolina Fire Academy
803-896-4074
bonita.watters@llr.sc.gov

Course coordination plan
May 17 - 18, 2021 Cancelled Columbia, South Carolina

Mike Dunlap
Education Specialist, NFA Coordinator
South Carolina Fire Academy
803-896-9842
mike.dunlap@llr.sc.gov

Bonita Watters
Curriculum Manager
South Carolina Fire Academy
803-896-4074
bonita.watters@llr.sc.gov

Course coordination plan
May 18 - 19, 2021 Onamia, Minnesota

Jacob Lindquist
Deputy State Fire Marshal
Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division
651-413-5973
jacob.lindquist@state.mn.us

Monte Fronk
Emergency Manager
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
320-362-0435
Monte.Fronk@millelacsband.com

Course coordination plan
June 12 - 13, 2021 South Bend, Indiana

Zach Westfall
Field Program Manager
Indiana Department of Homeland Security - Fire Academy
317-464-0965
zwestfall@dhs.in.gov

Cole Huth
Training Chief
Clay Fire Territory
574-276-1757
chuth@clayfd.com

Course coordination plan
July 17 - 18, 2021 Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Jason Sparks
Fire Service Program Director
Tennessee Fire Service & Codes Enforcement Academy
423-341-3101
jason.sparks@tn.gov

Course coordination plan
August 14 - 15, 2021 Plainfield, Indiana

Zach Westfall
Program Manager
Indiana Department of Homeland Security
317-464-0965
zwestfall@dhs.in.gov

Course coordination plan

Student comments

This course helps those in emergency response to complete a more in-depth look at risk reduction planning.