The Public Fire Education Planning: A Five-Step Process is a
guide that helps any community to develop a fire safety program. Below are the
Conducting a community risk
Create an intervention
Implement the strategy
Evaluate the results
Step 1: Conduct a Community Risk
A community risk analysis is a process that identifies fire
and life safety problems and the
demographic characteristics of those at risk in a community.
Step 2: Develop Community
A community partner is a person, group, or organization
willing to join forces and address
a community risks. The most effective risk reduction efforts
are those that involve the community
in the planning and solution process.
Step 3: Create an Intervention
An intervention strategy is the beginning of the detailed
work necessary for the development
of a successful fire or life safety risk reduction process. The
risk reduction efforts
involve combined prevention interventions:
Education: Providing information about risk.
Engineering: Using technology to create safer products or
modifying the environment
where the risk is occurring.
Enforcement: Rules that require the use of a safety
Step 4: Implement the Strategy
Implementing the strategy involves testing the interventions
and then putting the plan into
action in the community. It’s important that the
implementation is well-coordinated and sequenced
appropriately. Implementation occurs when the intervention
strategy is put in place
and the implementation plan schedules are followed.
Step 5: Evaluate the Results
The primary goal of the evaluation process is to demonstrate
that the risk reduction efforts
are reaching target populations and have the planned impact.
The evaluation plan measures performance on several levels, outcome, impact,