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Service Area Risk Reduction N0673

Training Specialist

Michael Weller

Delivery type

6-day off-campus

Continuing education units


ACE recommendation

In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in risk management.

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, Precourse Assignment and BYOD Instructions: PDF 787KB
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

Email or call the official under Contact(s) if you are interested in attending a course.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
April 15 - 20, 2024 Kent, Washington
Howard Scartozzi
Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal
Fire Training Academy, Regional Direct Delivery
Esther Hernandez
Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal
WA State Fire Marshal’s Office