Preventing Fire Risk Based on Socioeconomic Factors: Rural and Urban Setting

Course Hours: 14.0 Hours

Course Description

This 2-day course is designed to present students in the field of prevention with information for developing ideas and plans to address the high fire incidence among populations based on socioeconomic factors in both rural and urban settings. Values, attitudes, and behaviors as well as social and economic characteristics will be evaluated. Effective change techniques, existing programs, and community collaboration are reviewed to develop effective solutions to community high-risk target groups. Course content includes: how socioeconomic factors play a significant role in high incidence of fire, fire deaths, and fire injuries; attitudes, values, and behaviors of population at high risk for fire; poverty and low education levels may explain up to one-third of the variation in fire deaths; reaching into neighborhoods to create change for populations that are at high risk for fire; program issues for high-risk groups in rural and urban groups.

Special Notes

The National Fire Academy does not utilize Social Security Numbers on their registration form; this form is in addition to the Georgia Public Safety Training Center application process. The NFA form will be completed on the first day of the course. Students must provide the Student Identification Number on the first day of the course. What this means to you: This number is used in place of a Social Security Number and is obtained through the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP). Applications for NFA courses that do not include a SID will not be processed, failure to provide the SID will result in the student not receiving credit for the course. To obtain a SID: 1. Register at 2. Select "Need a FEMA SID?" on the right side of the screen. 3. Follow the instructions to create your account. 4. You will receive an email with your SID. Save this number in a secure location. Use the SID in place of the SSN on the General Admissions Application Form (FEMA Form 119-25-1) and General Admissions Application Short Form (FEMA Form 119-25-2).

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