Building Organizational Support for Community Risk Reduction F0636

Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Management
Training Specialist

Michael Weller

Delivery type
2-Day Off-Campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, one semester hour in public safety, fire science or emergency management.

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:

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.


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

Post-course requirements


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?
May 7 - 8, 2020 Forsyth, Georgia

Jorge O. Roque Jr.
Georgia Fire Academy

Ike McConnell
Georgia Fire Academy

Course coordination plan
May 7 - 8, 2020 Tulsa, Oklahoma

Caroline Reed
Assistant Director
Fire Service Training

Paddy Metcalf
Fire Program Coordinator
Fire Service Training

Greta Hurt
Tulsa Fire Department

Course coordination plan
June 3 - 4, 2020 Salem, Oregon

Barbara Slinger
Fire Program Support Specialist
Department of Public Safety Standards and Training

Eriks Gabliks
Department of Public Safety Standards and Training

Course coordination plan