Coffee Break Training: Public Fire Education Planning - A Five-step Process - Step 1: Conduct a Community Risk Analysis [open pdf - 358KB]
"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 changing."
Coffee Break Training - Fire Prevention and Public Education Series No. FM-2014-2
United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/