Community Risk Reduction
CSFA Number: 592-00-2353
Agency Name
Office Of The State Fire Marshal (592)
Agency Contact
Short Description
Provides training to local communities in Community Risk Reduction.
Subject Area
Public Safety
Program Function
Education Employment, Labor, and Training
Objectives and Goals
Community Risk Reduction (CRR) is not a new concept for the fire service. For years fire departments have been involved in some form of community risk reduction through building inspections and public education since they were first organized in the United States.

This course delivers training in a focused manner and truly integrates the concept into the mission of the fire department as well as throughout the community. The process of CRR
often unfolds in a predictable sequence of:

• Development of a comprehensive assessment to identifying community-specific risks at the operational level (preferably by fire station response area).

• Prioritizing the risks to be addressed and application of resources to minimize the probability of those events from happening, or reduce the impact of those events.

• Coordinating elements of emergency response with preventive tactics that mitigate risks.

• Monitor and evaluate CRR programs and modify them as necessary to develop a proactive approach with a community.

Applying CRR affords U.S. fire service agencies the opportunity, through a systematic approach, to proactivelymanage the risks within their communities.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Eligibility Requirements
Only the Illinois Fire Service Institute is eligible to apply.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2020 : $50,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities