Presenter: Jim Crawford, Frank Blackley and Derrick Sawyer
Community Risk Reduction (CRR) principles are being used in numerous U.S. fire departments with results showing that a highly successful concept for reducing fire losses in other countries is also working here. CRR is about identifying community risks by station response area, and creating both emergency response and prevention strategies designed to mitigate those risks. A number of these programs have been supported by the Institution of Fire Engineers (U.S. Branch), a Vision 20/20 project with Assistance to Firefighter Grant funding. Panelists in this session will show experiences using the CRR approach from their fire departments and offer recommendations for making it work in yours, along with a focus on the available CRR tools on the Vision 20/20 website, www.strategicfire.org.