The Bourne Fire Department has been selected to take part in a nationwide program with a goal of building a digital tool that will share information on community risk factors.
Assistant Fire Chief David S. Pelonzi announced that Bourne Fire/Rescue and Emergency Services was selected by the National Fire Protection Association to participate in the second phase of the pilot program. The program focuses on the concept of community risk reduction, or CRR.
CRR is a process that identifies and prioritizes risks and ensures impactful mitigation initiatives, Asst. Chief Pelonzi said. The idea has been gaining traction across North America for more than 20 years, he said.
“NFPA’s CRR tool works to help fire departments aggregate and disseminate data that pinpoint where risks exist within a given community,” the assistant chief said.