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:  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!  In-kind support: This involves resources provided in lieu of money, including equipment, printed materials, supplies and personal effort.  Political support: Support for the risk-reduction process from elected officials is very helpful to finding success.  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.  Emphasis is often placed on finances, but additional resources are important."
Coffee Break Training - Fire Prevention and Public Education Series No. FM-2014-3
United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/