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Building Organizational Support for Community Risk Reduction F0636

Training Specialist

Michael Weller

Delivery type

2-day off-campus

Continuing education units


ACE recommendation

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

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: PDF 109KB
Pre-course Assignment: PDF 22KB
Course Syllabus: PDF 118KB

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 1 hour to complete.

Upcoming offerings

Email or call the official under Contact(s) if you are interested in attending a course.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
June 19 - 20, 2024 Cancelled Ocala, Florida
Angie Cain
Student Services Manager
Bureau of Fire Standards and Training
November 30, 2024 - December 1, 2024 Ontario, Oregon
Brad Terry
Program Director
Idaho Fire Service Training
Matthew Frisbie
Training Coordinator
Idaho Fire Service Training
Toby Robinson
Snake River Valley Fire Chiefs Association
February 22 - 23, 2025 Salem, Oregon
Kayla Ballrot
Fire Program Manager
Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
Aaron Bielemeier
Fire Training Coordinator
Department of Public Safety Standards and Training