NFA’s Growing Impact on Community Risk Reduction

  • Source: International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Published: 10/19/2016 12:00 AM

One of the goals of the U.S. Fire Administration is to reduce risk and increase resiliency through programs and training in preparedness, prevention and mitigation. As part of USFA, the National Fire Academy (NFA) has offered courses focused on prevention since its doors opened in 1980. Strategic Analysis of Fire Prevention Programs was one of the four courses offered in the original Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP) in 1985. The emphasis of this course was analyzing large-scale fires and determining how they could be prevented. We’ve come a long way since then. Today, Executive Analysis of Community Risk Reduction is a required course in EFOP; its goals are to ...


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