"Introduction to Community Risk Assessment" (ICRA) (Q0843) is a new, online, self-study course that empowers the learner with a foundational understanding of the components, benefits and processes of conducting risk assessments. As a prerequisite to the National Fire Academy risk reduction program pathway, this course brings all students to the same level of understanding about risk assessments as they progress into more advanced courses. This course uses realistic scenarios to expose students to real-life situations. Students can expect to receive a foundation in vocabulary, working with demographic and community data, and interacting with stakeholders.
This course is an excellent foundational course for those new to community risk reduction. It is appropriate for audiences such as law enforcement, educators, allied health professionals, juvenile justice officials and wildland urban interface partners. It is especially appropriate for station-based officers, line staff and emergency medical services providers.
This course takes approximately 5 hours to complete and can be taken in segments at the student's convenience.