Building Organizational Support for Community Risk Reduction F0636

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 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_f0636.pdf PDF 118KB
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

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

Post-course requirements

None