The Office of the State Fire Marshal is conducting Community Risk Reduction forums across Kansas.
To bring community partners together to discuss, deliberate and determine a course of action which can reduce risks and make Kansas communities safer.
What is Community Risk Reduction?
Community Risk Reduction (CRR) is a process to identify and prioritize local risks, followed by the integrated and strategic investment of resources (emergency response and prevention) to reduce their occurrence and impact.
Who should attend?
Any community organization or agency that has a role to play in providing a safe community: fire, EMS, law enforcement, schools, senior centers, hospitals, facility operators, and government leaders, to name a few.
What should you expect?
Each forum should last approximately 2-1/2 hours, and will be comprised of both presentation and discussion in small groups. See our tentative agenda below. We ask that each participant bring to the meeting at least one specific area of risk that should require collaboration among community agencies and organizations.
At the end, each participant will receive a flash drive loaded with resources to help improve CRR in their own communities.
April 11, 2017 - 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pottawatomie County Training Center
406 Miller Dr, Building F
- Opening presentation: What is Community Risk Reduction?
- Discussion Groups: Identifying Areas of Risk
- Group Reports
- Presentation: A Pathway to Progress
- Discussion Groups: Collaborative Solutions
- Group Reports
- Presentation: Available CRR Resources
Kevin Doel, OSFM Public Information Manager
Kevin will facilitate each forum. Kevin is charged with agency communications to the public and agencies involved in providing safe facilities. He manages the agency's media relations, social media, website, video production and newsletters.
Sara Wood, OSFM NFIRS Program Manager
Not only does Sara collect and process data from fire departments across the state through the Kansas Fire Incident Reporting System, but she is a great informational resource on fire prevention and community risk reduction. She is often asked to present to national conferences on using data to reduce the risks of fire ("fighting fire with facts").
Kelly Ingold, OSFM Education Consultant
Kelly works with schools, fire departments and any public group needing information on fire safety. She also administers our agency's Get Alarmed Kansas free smoke alarm program. Kelly is one of our state's representatives with Vision 20/20, a nationwide alliance of partners in Community Risk Reduction.