Office of the Fire Marshal

CONTACT INFORMATION: Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, Lobby Hours: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
703-246-4800 TTY 711
12099 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035
John Walser
Assistant Chief, Fire Official - 703-246-4753

Community Risk Reduction

According to NFPA 1300, Standard on Community Risk Assessment and Community Risk Reduction Plan Development, Community Risk Reduction (CRR) is a process to identify and prioritize local risks, followed by the integrated and strategic investment of resources to reduce their occurrence and impact.  In other words, it is a process to help communities find out what their risks are and develop a plan to reduce the risks viewed as high priority.  The steps involved in CRR are conducting a Community Risk Assessment (CRA), developing a CRR plan, implementing the plan, and evaluating the plan.

The CRR plan outlines the goals, programs, and resources needed to reduce the high-priority risks identified by the CRA.  The 5 E's approach outlined in the picture below can be a helpful framework for setting goals and objectives.  The answers to these questions can help you set clear objectives, identify key resources and partnerships, and develop integrated programs in support of reducing identified risks.

The 5 E's of Community Risk Reduction

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