Fire Education Planning — A Five-step Process — Step 1: Conduct a Community
No. FM-2014-2 January 9, 2014
Learning Objective: The student will know the process of conducting
a community risk assessment (Step 1 of 5) as presented in the publication “Public Fire Education
Planning — A Five Step Process.”
What is a community risk
analysis? A community risk analysis
is a process that identifies fire and life safety problems and the demographic
characteristics of those at risk in a community. A thorough risk analysis
provides insight into the worst fire and life safety problems and the people
who are affected. The analysis results create the foundation for developing
risk-reduction and community education programs.
Conducting a community risk analysis is the first step toward
deciding which fire or injury problem needs to be addressed. Risk analysis is a
planned process that must be ongoing, as communities and people are constantly
Why conduct a community risk analysis? Fire and rescue departments must use facts in
order to correctly identify leading safety risks that need attention. A
community risk analysis will provide this data.
Too often, an objective and systematic community risk analysis
is a step that is overlooked in the community education process. Many emergency
service organizations address risks based on a perceived need for service that
isn’t really there. This
approach can be costly (i.e., misdirected resources, continued property loss,
injuries or deaths).
It is easy to become distracted from local issues by big media
splashes about national happenings. Don’t let that happen; stay focused! Invest the time
to conduct an objective community risk analysis. Having facts about the leading
causes of risk and the people being affected will set the stage for a
successful risk-reduction process.
Objectivity means using reliable data to make conclusions based
on facts, not beliefs. The analysis provides a factual overview of the risk
issues using the information obtained, and it should be used to develop a
risk-reduction proposal. This will produce a picture of what is wrong and who
is at risk.
What does a community risk analysis include?
• Identify data to be analyzed.
• Develop a community risk profile.
• Write a problem statement.
• Prioritize issues.
• Identify target areas and populations.
Source: U.S. Fire Administration publication FA-219, “Public Fire Education Planning — A Five Step Process,” June 2008.
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