West Virginia fire department working to identify inequity in city neighborhoods

  • Source: WCAV-TV CBS/Fox 19 Charlottesville
  • Published: 04/01/2021 12:00 AM

One local fire department is doing much more than just putting out fires. Officials with the Charlottesville Fire Department have been working hard over the past year to identify inequity in city neighborhoods. CFD is split into three sections, one of which is the Community Risk Reduction Branch. Its goal is to prevent emergencies before they happen. "It's all about providing the right services to the right people at the right place and at the right time," said Deputy Chief Joe Powers of the Community Risk Reduction Branch. The branch is where the department tries to prevent emergencies, specifically in 19 city neighborhoods that are the most in need. "Using data we have both within the fire department and outside of the fire department, we can start to dive deep into those neighborhoods to tell the story of the risks and challenges that our city and residents are facing every day," said Powers


We welcome comments from registered users. Comments are solely the responsibility of those who post them; their viewpoints are not endorsed by the Daily Dispatch and DailyDispatch.com. (read more)
ship name
no comments have been added

Sign up to subscribe to custom state Daily Dispatch emails for free

click to subscribe