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Leadership Strategies for Community Risk Reduction N0200

Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Management
Training Specialist

Michael Weller

Delivery type
6-day off-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, three semester hours in public administration, risk management, emergency management, or disaster mitigation and preparedness.

This six-day course is designed for the student who has or will have responsibility to develop, implement and lead community risk reduction and health programs to include human-caused, natural disasters, and health risks.

The course empowers students with knowledge of how to prevent, reduce and mitigate community risk.

This course advocates the use of:

  • Proven interventions.
  • Mechanisms to gather and analyze critical data.
  • Actions to target specific at-risk populations.
  • Evaluation.
  • How to build internal and external support to accomplish the changing mission of fire and emergency services.

This course will benefit progressive fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) departments who are initiating programs to reduce their community’s risks and mitigate their consequences.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus: PDF 763KB
Welcome Letter, BYOD Instructions, Pre-course Assignment PDF 148KB
Course Syllabus

Selection criteria

Students desiring to enhance their knowledge and skills to lead fire prevention, community risk reduction initiatives, illness prevention and health promotion at the local, state or national level.

Target audiences include chief fire officers, company officers, firefighters, fire inspectors, fire marshals, EMS officers, fire and life safety educators, and other community or allied professionals in community risk reduction.


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 this required training.

There is a pre-course assignment to conduct a community risk assessment.

Post-course requirements

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
June 20 - 25, 2021 Glen Allen, Virginia

Stephen Phillips
Deputy Chief
Virginia Department of Fire Programs

Bill MacKay
Branch Chief
Virginia Department of Fire Programs

Course coordination plan