Executive Analysis of Community Risk Reduction R0274

Delivery type 10-Day On-Campus
ACE recommendation In the graduate degree category, three semester hours in public administration, public safety management, or emergency management.
CEU’s 5.7
Student pre-course materials and course syllabus https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_r0274.pdf PDF 4.64 MB https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_r0274.pdf PDF 163 KB
Training Specialist

Mary Marchone

Upcoming offerings

November 6 - 17, 2017 | March 19 - 30, 2018 | April 9 - 20, 2018 | View more

Course description

This 10-day course is the second course in the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFO Program). The course is a mixture of philosophy and application — the value of the community risk reduction and the process of applying risk reduction to the community. It involves developing partnerships with the community to implement programs, initiatives and services that prevent and/or mitigate the risk of human-caused or natural disasters. Traditional fire prevention programs are addressed.

There is an extensive pre-course assignment in which students are required to research the history of fire prevention and its evolution into community risk reduction. Students build a demographic and risk profile of their home community. They examine social, cultural, economic and environmental trends that impact community risk. The course examines the Executive Fire Officer as a community risk-reduction leader, assesses community risk, develops a draft plan for a local risk-reduction initiative, applies change management models, and addresses organizational and community politics. The ultimate goal of the course is to develop fire service leaders who are committed in word and deed to comprehensive multihazard community risk reduction.

Selection criteria

Students enrolled in the EFO Program will be given priority. Non-EFO Program applicants/candidates must be minimally a chief-level officer. Supervisory-level applicants (Company Officers, captains, lieutenants, etc.) will not be considered.


Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online at www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/courses/online.html. Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
November 6 - 17, 2017 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
March 19 - 30, 2018 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply April 9 - 20, 2018 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply June 18 - 29, 2018 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply July 9 - 20, 2018 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply July 23, 2018 - August 3, 2018 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply August 20 - 31, 2018 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Post-course requirements An Applied Research Project is a required post-course activity.
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