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Service Area Risk Reduction R0673

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 leadership.

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 (COs) 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 not only to COs but also 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 CO in station-based risk reduction.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

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

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 CO 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 2 people; 1 of those must be a company officer.

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 required training.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
March 3 - 8, 2024 Vacancies Apply Emmitsburg, Maryland
June 23 - 28, 2024 Apply between 12/15/2023 - 1/15/2024 Emmitsburg, Maryland