Guide for Training Fire Service Personnel to Conduct Community Risk Reduction for Residential Occupancies
|Publication Date:||1 January 2020|
This guide identifies the elements needed to establish a community risk reduction program to address local risks for residential occupancies, including but not limited to, program benefits, program planning, common hazards, life safety considerations, wildland/urban interface, and all-hazards education.
It is essential that community risk reduction programs become an integral part of the total fire and life safety programs in a community. This guide can be applied to both rural and urban communities. Principles contained in this document can be applied to single-family as well as multifamily residential occupancies, such as apartments, town houses, condominiums, and manufactured housing, as local conditions dictate.
This document is not intended to be a training manual or a fire inspection manual, but rather to serve as a guide for establishing a locally prepared community risk reduction program geared to address the specific problem(s) faced by the local fire service organizations.
Specific sections of this guide can be included or eliminated as local conditions dictate. There may be local ordinances or other regulations that mandate compliance with one or more portions of this guide.