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Service Area Risk Reduction R0673

Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Public Education
Training Specialist

Michael Weller

Delivery type
6-day on-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in public safety.

Want to learn how to do strategic community risk reduction at the station level? Here is the course for you. This course is designed for company officers who want to learn how to conduct a risk assessment of their service area. This will lead you to develop an action plan with effective intervention strategies and activities targeting a specific risk. You will learn the steps to follow to do risk reduction in an organized and planned process to keep you on track at the station level.

This course is open to company officers, firefighters, paramedics, fire and life educators and administrative personnel, as well as fire officers who want to learn about community risk reduction and how they can support the company officer in station based risk reduction.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus: PDF 800KB
Welcome Letter, BYOD Instructions and Pre-course Assignment PDF 335KB
Course Syllabus

Selection criteria

Students who want to improve their skills of leading risk-reduction activities within the service area of their station/community. The target audience is current or aspiring company-level officers.  Consideration also given to chief officers, firefighters, paramedics, fire and life educators, and administrative personnel who have an interest in learning about station-based risk reduction.

The course is about how a local fire station can plan, implement and evaluate risk-reduction activities to benefit the citizens it serves. The course features the role of the company officer as an inspirational leader both within the fire station and in the service area of the station/community.

Note:  Preference will be given to departments who send teams.  The team must be at least two people; one of those must be a company officer.


ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Preferred courses are Q462 and Q463 available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed required training.

Post-course requirements


Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
March 5 - 10, 2023 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
September 10 - 15, 2023 Apply on 10/15/2022 - 12/15/2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland