Building Organizational Support for Community Risk Reduction W0636

Course only available to on-campus weekend program students.
Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Management
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, one semester hour in fire science, emergency management, disaster mitigation, or public safety.

This two-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 three 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.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

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

Selection criteria

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.

Prerequisites

  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 one hour to complete.

Post-course requirements

None

Upcoming offerings

Apply online if you are interested in attending a state or national weekend program.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
July 25 - 26, 2020 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland

Jack E Smith
Superintendent
Ohio Fire Academy
614-644-0523
jack.smith@com.state.oh.us

Scott Walker
Deputy Superintendent
Ohio Fire Academy
614-752-7119
Scott.walker@com.state.oh.us

Course coordination plan
September 19 - 20, 2020 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Reid Vaughan
Director of Regional Services
Alabama Fire College
205-343-7414
rvaughan@alabamafirecollege.org

Course coordination plan
NEW September 26 - 27, 2020 Vacancies Emmitsburg, Maryland
November 21 - 22, 2020 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Monna Gillespie
Administrative Assistant
North Carolina Office of the State Fire Marshal
919-647-0088
monna.gillespie@ncdoi.gov

Kim Williams
Deputy Director
North Carolina Office of the State Fire Marshal
919-647-0089
kim.williams@ncdoi.gov

Course coordination plan
April 17 - 18, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Brian Benstead
Deputy Chief
NYS Divsion of Homeland Security & Emergency Services - Office of Fire Prevention & Control
716-847-3934
brian.benstead@dhses.ny.gov

John Gilmore
State Fire Training Director
NYS Divsion of Homeland Security & Emergency Services - Office of Fire Prevention & Control
518-242-5249
john.gilmore@dhses.ny.gov

Course coordination plan

Student comments

This course has a lot of potential to turn fire departments into proactive rather than reactive.