The first of its kind, this innovative new textbook provides a concise and comprehensive look at Community Risk Reduction for emergency services organizations. The Community Risk Reduction model is presented in an easy-to-understand format, so that emergency responders from all types of departments will be able to follow the model and be successful in their Community Risk Reduction efforts. The text meets and exceeds the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) course objectives and requirements for Community Risk Reduction for Fire and Emergency Services (C0287). It provides a foundation for integrating CRR initiatives in all organizations by any personnel at any rank or level. The concepts of community risk assessment, causal chain analysis, intervention design, organizational and community equity, as well as program evaluation and sustainability are presented and incorporated into a Community Risk Reduction Plan. The role of the Community Risk Reduction Champion is emphasized throughout this textbook and describes how any interested individual can take on the role of Champion in their organization. The knowledgeable author has real-world experience in the field of Community Risk Reduction, having served as an officer, instructor and practitioner in the fire service, specifically for Community Risk Reduction, for over 25 years.
-Case Studies: Each chapter begins with a case study written by a subject matter expert with expertise in community risk reduction. Each case study highlights actual events and lessons learned to emphasize the concepts of community risk reduction.
-Key Features: The organization of each chapter is optimized with helpful features such as Learning Objectives, Case Studies, Boxed Tips, Summaries, -Key Terms, Review Questions, and Discussion Questions designed to provoke thoughtful consideration and generate classroom debate.
-An emphasis on practical application and knowledge, and the step by step process of Community Risk Reduction is enhanced by actual examples and illustrations to illuminate the critical components of Community Risk Reduction model and planning process.