Course Descriptions

General Course Information
(This information applies to all courses listed below)
 
Fee:  No cost.
Prerequisites:  There is a pre-course assignment that should take about one hour to complete.
Student Materials:  Bring Your Own Device - Student Manual
Lunch:  Coffee, water, and snacks will be available.  Lunch will not be provided.
Student IDs:  Registration requires an identification number; a student number can be obtained online at https://cdp.dhs.gov/FEMASID

 
Best Practices in Community Risk Reduction

This two-day course demonstrates to students nationally recognized principles that, when used appropriately, can lead to community risk-reduction programs that can measure success in local communities.

This course will give students the opportunity to explore programs from communities across the United States that have been showcased at Vision 20/20 symposiums. These programs demonstrate what nationally recognized organizations identify as examples of “best practices” in community risk reduction.

Tuesday & Wednesday, November 16-17, 2021
Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority: Station 46
3521 S. 170th St.
SeaTac, WA 98188

Course Contacts: 
Education, Enforcement, and Analytics Section (360) 596-3946
CDSFM Esther Hernandez, esther.hernandez@wsp.wa.gov
DSFM Robert Wittenberg, robert.wittenberg@wsp.wa.gov

Building Organizational Support for Community Risk Reduction

This two-day course is designed to help fire and emergency services learn what community risk reduction is and how to build organizational support for it. This course will address the challenges that fire departments face in shifting their priorities from response to prevention. In many departments, community risk reduction is still considered a low priority. This course will show you how community risk reduction can help you and your department become more of a community player in times of decreased budgets.

This course includes three units of instruction:

Unit 1: Components of Community Risk Reduction
Unit 2: Community Risk Reduction as a Service Priority
Unit 3: Building Organizational Support for Community Risk Reduction

Wednesday & Thursday, December 1-2, 2021
Pasco Fire Administration Building
1011 E. Ainsworth Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301

Course Contacts:
Pasco Fire Department (509) 545-3497
Ben Shearer, Community Risk Reduction Manager, shearerb@pasco-wa.gov

Education, Enforcement, and Analytics Section (360) 596-3946
DSFM Robert Wittenberg, robert.wittenberg@wsp.wa.gov

Wednesday & Thursday, January 26-27, 2022
Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority: Station 46
3521 S. 170th St.
SeaTac, WA 98188

Course Contacts:
Education, Enforcement, and Analytics Section (360) 596-3946
CDSFM Esther Hernandez, esther.hernandez@wsp.wa.gov
DSFM Robert Wittenberg, robert.wittenberg@wsp.wa.gov

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