Leadership Strategies for Community Risk Reduction

Course Hours: 48.0 Hours

Course Description

This six-day course is designed for the student who has or will have responsibility to develop, implement and lead community risk reduction and health programs to include human-caused, natural disasters, and health risks.

The course empowers students with knowledge of how to prevent, reduce and mitigate community risk.

This course advocates the use of:

? Proven interventions.

? Mechanisms to gather and analyze critical data.

? Actions to target specific at-risk populations.

? Evaluation.

? How to build internal and external support to accomplish the changing mission of fire and emergency services.

This course will benefit progressive fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) departments who are initiating programs to reduce their community's risks and mitigate their consequences.


Who Should Attend

The target audience for this course may include, but not limited to the following: 

Fire/EMS personnel who help design and deliver community risk-reduction programs.
Fire/EMS staff with an interest in advancing risk-reduction efforts in their community.
Emergency managers.
Allied health and community service personnel who help design and deliver risk-reduction programs.

Special Notes

NOTE: Pre-course assignment must be completed before attending the course. 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 https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid 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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