ABSTRACT

Coffee Break Training: Basics of Risk Assessment   [open pdf - 318KB]

"Risk assessment is a multistep process. The steps are designed to gather and analyze information about the community and its risks. Community may often mean more than the overall city or town. At the Company level, community may mean the Company's first-due response area. At the Battalion level, community may be a geographical area or part of the city. Of course, community may also be the entire city or town taken as a whole. Through the analysis process the risks are narrowed to those that are the most critical. The analysis also provides invaluable information on the people who are affected by, or are part of, the problem. Understanding the people element of the risk assessment is the beginning of solving the problem. Community risk assessment is more than numbers on a report; it is about the human impact from the hazard."

Report Number:
Coffee Break Training - Fire Prevention and Public Education Series No. FM-2011-8
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Date:
2011-09-01
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Public Domain
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United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/
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pdf
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