FSC 3110: Community Risk Reduction for the Fire and Emergency Services


Provides a theoretical framework for understanding ethical, sociological, organizational, political, and legal components of community risk reduction. Methods for the development of a comprehensive community risk reduction plan are explored. (This course replaces FSC 3820: The Community and the Fire Threat.) (The FESHE Course Code Equivalent for this course is C287) FESHE outcomes: 1. Define and discuss the elements of effective departmental organization. 2. Classify what training and skills are needed to establish departmental organization. 3. Analyze the value of a community-related approach to risk reduction. 4. Outline the priorities of a budget planning document while anticipating the diverse needs of a community. 5. Assess the importance of positively influencing community leaders by demonstrating effective leadership. 6. Analyze the concept of change and the need to be aware of future trends in fire management. 7. Report on the importance of communications technology, fire service networks, and the Internet, when conducting problem-solving analysis and managing trends. 8. Develop a clear understanding of the national assessment models and their respective approaches to certification.


  1. Become champions of risk reduction.
  2. Develop and meet risk reduction objectives.
  3. Identify and develop intervention strategies.
  4. Implement a risk reduction program.
  5. Review and modify risk reduction programs.


  1. FSC 2010


Community-based disaster risk reduction

Publisher: Emerald (2012)
Author: Shaw, R. (Ed.)
ISBN: 9780857248671
Price: $190.05

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the CSU Bookstore at bookstore@columbiasouthern.edu