How Community Relations Impact Risk Reduction

“Everything we do is about relationships and influence. You can’t influence without a relationship.” —Chief & Fire Marshal Laurie L. Christensen

Community risk reduction is not a new concept in fire service, but the ways that departments approach it and involve their communities can impact its success. And with the influence of life-altering events like COVID-19, the actions you take, the relationships you make, and the vision you instill are more important than ever.

In this webinar, Chief and Fire Marshal Laurie L. Christensen, Lt. Jason Barnes, and Director of Communications Rachel Neutzler from the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office discuss how to make a major impact on risk reduction in your community.

They explore:

- The importance of a well-communicated vision

- Successful recruitment efforts

- How “training” is not just training new recruits, but your trainers too

- Using relationships to help influence your impact


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