Community Fire Prevention Course Offered By The National Fire Academy In June

Washington, D.C. – The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is offering a course ideally suited to small towns interested in boosting their community’s fire prevention efforts. The course, Leading Community Fire Prevention R-823, will be held from June 6 through 11, 2004, at FEMA’s National Fire Academy, in Emmitsburg, MD.

“This course underscores the commitment of the US Fire Administration leadership and staff to protecting our nation’s communities from fires,” said U.S. Fire Administrator R. David Paulison. “Having fire leadership, firefighters and emergency responders able to identify and apply prevention strategies to their own communities takes this nation another step closer to a safer homeland.”

The course, especially suited to emergency responders in communities with populations of 25,000 or fewer, covers risk identification, tools and techniques, community coalitions, marketing and development of individual community prevention plans. Students completing the course will be better able to develop and implement their own community prevention plans.

There is no tuition charge for this course. Lodging is also free and transportation costs are reimbursed. Students pay only for a small fee for meals. Information on how to apply can be found at:

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