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Building Organizational Support for Community Risk Reduction W0636

Training Specialist


Michael Weller
301-447-1476

Delivery type


2-day on-campus

Continuing education units


1.3

ACE recommendation


In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in emergency management.

Course only available to on-campus weekend program students.

This 2-day course is designed to help fire and emergency services learn what community risk reduction is and how to build organizational support for it. This course will address the challenges that fire departments face in shifting their priorities from response to prevention. In many departments, community risk reduction is still considered a low priority. This course will show you how community risk reduction can help you and your department become more of a community player in times of decreased budgets.

This course includes 3 units of instruction:

  • Unit 1: Components of Community Risk Reduction.
  • Unit 2: Community Risk Reduction as a Service Priority.
  • Unit 3: Building Organizational Support for Community Risk Reduction.

At the end of this 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.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

Instructions to Download Student Manual: https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/BYOD_Instructions_0636.pdf PDF 74KB
Pre-course Assignment: https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_f0636.pdf PDF 22KB
Course Syllabus: https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0636.pdf PDF 98KB

The target audience for this course includes:

  • Fire and emergency services personnel who want to learn about community risk reduction.
  • Fire and emergency services personnel who are currently involved with fire prevention and have an interest in advancing risk-reduction efforts in their community.

  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 that should take about 1 hour to complete.

Upcoming offerings

Apply online if you are interested in attending a state or national weekend program.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
March 11 - 12, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Jessica Pomainville
Administrative Services Coordinator
Vermont Fire Academy
802-483-2749
jessica.pomainville@vermont.gov
CCP