Published on May 1, 2019.

The Roadmap

A new standard, NFPA 1300, will help communities navigate the risk reduction process

Guidance on community risk reduction (CRR) will soon be available in the form of NFPA 1300, Standard on Community Risk Assessment and Community Risk Reduction Plan Development, scheduled for release in June.

The initial request for the standard was submitted by the Vision 20/20 project, a coalition of national organizations and experts working to coordinate fire prevention efforts, and was strongly supported by NFPA’s Technical Committee on Fire Prevention Organization and Deployment.

The new standard is intended to be a valuable tool to assist communities in their CRR journeys. The intent of the standard is to help normalize the definition of CRR and provide direction in the process. The standard addresses the steps required to complete a community risk assessment (CRA) and create, implement, and evaluate a CRR plan. Additionally, it includes how to assemble a CRR organization and committee, form strategic partnerships, and use data to complete a CRA as well as evaluate CRR activities.

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