ABSTRACT

Coffee Break Training: Public Fire Education Planning - A Five-Step Process - Step 2: Developing Community Partnerships   [open pdf - 363KB]

"What community resources are needed for risk reduction? A broader spectrum of resources is required to conduct a successful risk-reduction effort. Examples of additional important resources include the following: [1] Knowledge: Knowledge of the problem and possible solutions, including a factual description of the community and its associated risks, is very important. Such knowledge is needed for an accurate community risk analysis. Think teamwork! [2] In-kind support: This involves resources provided in lieu of money, including equipment, printed materials, supplies and personal effort. [3] Political support: Support for the risk-reduction process from elected officials is very helpful to finding success. [4] Community support: Partnerships with people and organizations in the community can identify risks, planning measures and resources required to get the risk-reduction process started and the program implemented. [5] Emphasis is often placed on finances, but additional resources are important."

Report Number:
Coffee Break Training - Fire Prevention and Public Education Series No. FM-2014-3
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Date:
2014-01-16
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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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