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This webinar spotlights the executive officer’s role in Whole Community Integrated Risk Management (WCIRM).

The easier part of the process is its technical component. It starts with the executive ensuring their organization has the tools needed to understand the community’s natural, built, and social environments. The environments are then contrasted with current / predicted service-demands and compared with emergency response metrics. If an organization understands strategic level risk reduction, a comprehensive strategy to proactively prevent and mitigate unwanted events can be orchestrated.

The adaptive challenge of the process is, as nearly always, the people-related component. It’s arguably more challenging due to two key issues: Challenge One – how does the executive get their organization to institutionalize risk community-based reduction / mitigation as a core value. Challenge Two – how does the executive serve as a key consultant to decision-makers, political leaders, policymakers, and the community at large to identify acceptable levels of risk and design affordable and sustainable solutions.

The webinar follows the 30-year journey of a fire department that got a rough start in fire prevention. Thanks to education and mentoring, the catalyst behind the journey righted the ship, adjusted the course, and led the department into the arena of WCIRM. The result was the community being recognized internationally by the World Health Organization as a Safe Community USA. The presentation features real-world strategies of how an executive can engage both their organization and community in a successful WCIRM process.

When: Thu, Feb 23, 2023 · 2:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English
Who can attend? Everyone
Dial-in available? (listen only): Yes
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Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Program Manager, Community Risk Reduction Curriculum - National Fire Academy
Training specialist / program manager for the National Fire Academy (NFA) community risk reduction curriculum.

Tenured NFA instructor, course developer and respected national leader in community risk reduction.

Led the development and execution of an internationally recognized community risk reduction strategy in an urban setting.

Recipient of the 2018 Dr. Anne W. Phillips award for leadership in fire and life safety education.

Recognized in 2022 by Fire Rescue One magazine as one of the most influential fire service leaders of all time.
Webinar hosting presenter
Fire Chief, City of Burnsville (MN)
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International Association of Fire Chiefs webinar platform hosts The Executive Officer’s Role in Whole Community Integrated Risk Management
The International Association of Fire Chiefs represents the leadership of over 1.2 million firefighters and emergency responders. IAFC members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety legislation. Since 1873, the IAFC has provided a forum for its members to exchange ideas and uncover the latest products and services available to first responders.