Leading Community Fire Prevention R823

Delivery type 6-Day On-Campus
ACE recommendation In the upper division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Fire Service Admininstration.
CEU’s 3.9
Student pre-course materials and course syllabus https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/pcm/pcm_R823.pdf PDF 333k
Training Specialist

Mary Marchone

Course description

This 6-day course, ideally suited to small-town America, seeks to build a prevention base for emergency responders in communities with populations of 25,000 people or fewer. The course is designed to enable the student to identify and apply prevention strategies in his or her own community. Subjects covered include lessons from the past, risk identification, prevention tools and techniques, influencing community prevention activities, prevention plan marketing, and evaluation. Class activities allow the students to apply what they are learning. Students who successfully complete this course will be better prepared to begin development and implementation of their own community's prevention plan. NOTE: There is a precourse assignment; information on the precourse assignment is provided to the student after acceptance into the course offering.

Selection criteria

Emergency services personnel currently or previously serving in operations, EMS, Training, etc., as well as those who seek to learn about more effective ways of combating the fire problem, are encouraged to apply. Personnel with little or no prevention background will benefit significantly. In addition, prospective students must meet the "VIP Program Eligibility" as described on the VIP Web Page.


ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Preferred courses are Q462 and Q463 available through NFA Online at www.nfaonline.dhs.gov. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.
Post-course requirements None.
Comments Completely changed my attitude toward prevention...An enormous amount of ideas to take back to my community to start a prevention program on a grand scale...It opened my eyes to other aspects of prevention.