This two-day course will develop ideas and plans to address the high fire incidence among populations based on socioeconomic factors. Rural and urban settings are taken as samples. This course is designed for students who work in the field of prevention.
You will learn to focus on the socioeconomic factors that contribute to high fire incidence among populations in rural and urban areas. Values, attitudes, and behaviors as well as social and economic characteristics will be evaluated. Effective change techniques, existing programs, and community collaboration are reviewed to develop effective solutions to high-risk target groups in the community.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
To meet NFA attendance requirements, participants must complete each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam. Exceptions may be discussed with lead instructor.
TopicsExamination of America's fire problem and populations at high risk from fire+Setting the stage for successful community risk reduction+Impact of social and economic diversity on the fire problem
This course is available to all emergency and crisis response personnel.
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsTexas Commission of Fire Protection (TCFP)+State Firefighters' and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas (SFFMA)
To request this class in your jurisdiction or department, please use the Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI) Extension Course Request Form.
To request admission to an already-scheduled course, call the contact person listed in this course schedule. This will allow the course host to provide appropriate numbers of student manuals.
All extension courses are classroom only.