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Chapter 13 - Community Risk Assessment
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Fire and Life Safety Educator: Principles and Practice, Second Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access meets the objectives of NFPA 1035 (2015) for FLSE Levels I, II, III, Public Information Officer, Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist, and Youth Firesetter Program Manager. It is written for practitioners, managers, and supervisors, as well as for those who are new to the FLSE field, covering fire behavior and prevention, code compliance, community risk reduction, risk assessment, and working with the public.
Based solidly on research and proven tactics, it describes community outreach methods, how to effectively teach fire and life safety, and how to market prevention and preparedness messages to all age groups. In-depth instruction advises on developing fire and life safety curricula, objectives, lesson plans, and presentations. This Second Edition covers all aspects of designing, budgeting for, and managing a fire and life safety program; public relations and persuasion tactics; legal considerations; and best professional practices. The importance of program evaluation and how to conduct evaluation is explained. New chapters are included to address the public information officer role and specific responsibilities, Youth Firesetter intervention strategies, and Youth Firesetter program implementation.
Chapter 1 Historic Fires, Injury Prevention, and Community Risk Reduction
Chapter 2 Fire Behavior, Systems and Devices, and Prevention Basics
Chapter 3 Fire Department Basics and the Fire and Life Safety Educator
Chapter 4 Learning Styles and Theories, Teaching Methods, and Strategies
Chapter 5 Age Group Characteristics
Chapter 6 High-Risk Audiences and Behaviors
Chapter 7 Messages for Different Age Groups
Chapter 8 Messages for Holidays, Special Circumstances, and Safety Campaigns
Chapter 9 Professionalism and Presentations
Chapter 10 Public Relations and Working with Media
Chapter 11 Evaluation, Assessment, and Reflection
Chapter 12 FLSE II – Management of a Fire and Life Safety Program
Chapter 13 Community Risk Assessment
Chapter 14 Program Design and Management
Chapter 15 Developing Educational Materials, Lessons, Programs
Chapter 16 Evaluation
Chapter 17 Administration of a Fire and Life Safety Program
Chapter 18 Planning and Developing Fire and Life Safety Strategies
Chapter 19 Program Education, Implementation, and Evaluation
Chapter 20 Public Information Officer
Chapter 21 Youth Fire Setter Intervention Specialist
Chapter 22 Youth Fire Setter Program Manager
Appendix A NFPA 1035 Correlation Guide, 2015 Edition
Marsha Giesler-Downers Grove Fire Department, Downers Grove, Illinois
Marsha Giesler is highly respected in the fire and life safety educator market and was awarded the 2012 NFPA Safety Educator of the year. For the past 20 years, she has instructed the public education module, which she authored, for the state of Illinois' Fire Prevention I class, teaching both fire fighters and civilians. Giesler has worked with the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association to write and instruct the curriculum for the Fire and Life safety Educator and Community Risk Reduction section of the Fire Officer I and Chief Fire Officer programs. She has also served as a fire inspector for the City of Downers Grove and other positions throughout her career.