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CRR Portal

The Vision 20/20 Project has been  helping communities across the nation implement Community Risk Reduction (CRR) programs to help make communities safer. This site has information and tools that can help you start up a program or add to your existing one.

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What is CRR? Community Risk Reduction (CRR) is a process to identify and prioritize local risks, followed by the integrated and strategic investment of resources (emergency response and prevention) to reduce their occurrence and impact.


CRR Logo Download Vision 20/20 has developed a CRR logo for fire departments to use in promoting Community Risk Reduction in your area branding CRR by providing you with a consistent logo that you can use on your web site, printed literature, or vehicles.
Fire Safety Materials Generator Developed by a team of fire safety and communications experts using messages that were tested with different audiences, these materials can be used to enhance your Community Risk Reduction and Home Safety Visit programs.

Home Safety Visit Guide The online Guide to Home Safety Visits  demonstrate best practices for home safety visits. Developed by the Washington State Association of Fire Marshals and Vision 20/20, this online guide is an invaluable tool for  you to use when doing home safety visits in your community as part of a Community Risk Reduction program.

Home Safety Visit App

The Home Safety Visits App provides a series of brief videos that can be shown on smartphones and tablet computers when doing home safety visits and focuses on cooking, heating, smoke alarms and the speed of fire. They are available in seven languages and can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. You can also stream or embed the videos on your website. Check them out!

CRR Guides Vision 20/20 has developed resources to help you with your Community Risk Reduction planning. CRR is a process to identify and prioritize local risks, followed by the integrated and strategic investment of resources (emergency response and prevention) to reduce their occurrence and impact. Typically, Community Risk Reduction programs use a six-step approach towards development.

An online Community Risk Assessment Guide (also available as a  PDF) to help fire departments and other organizations to conduct a basic or more complex assessment of risks within their community. Ultimately, the results of the risk assessment can be used to develop a CRR plan. These are the first two steps of the six-step process

The Community Risk Reduction Planning Guide (also available as a PDF) takes you through the remaining four steps of the CRR planning process.


Home Safety Visits Work for Us Videos See what people who are using Home Safety Visits have to say about them.

V2020 Video Library Vision 20/20 has been collecting and producing videos that are available here and on our YouTube Channel.


CRR Radio Podcast Vision 20/20 has launched a new podcast series, CRR Radio! We’ll be posting podcasts featuring conversations with people from around the country and around the world about how they are using CRR in their departments and their communities. You can stream it from the Vision 20/20 website or subscribe to it in iTunes.


IFSTA-Vision 20/20 Training In partnership with IFSTA ResourceOne, and with funding from the FEMA Assistance to Firefighter Grant program, Vision 20/20 has developed free training programs,

  • Model Performance Measurement and Evaluation and Community Risk Reduction.Model Performance Measurement and Evaluation demonstrates how to improve evaluation measurements, primarily for fire prevention programs, including public education, plan review, code enforcement and investigation efforts. These same evaluation tools also apply for other injury prevention and mitigation programs.
  • Community Risk Reduction introduces the student to Community Risk Reduction as a way to create a safer community. It presents the basic elements necessary to prepare a station-based community risk reduction plan and provides an understanding and motivation for implementing CRR practices.
Essentials of Community Risk Reduction Essentials of Community Risk Reduction is a new, online, free course from The Vision 20/20 Project and IFSTA ResourceOne. This short course helps you gain a better understanding of the importance of Community Risk Reduction to the fire service and to the community. Being a fire fighter is so much more than responding to fires and medical emergencies – it is helping to make the community a safer place to live and work, and this can range from teaching fire prevention to pool safety. Click here to reach more.


CRRNet CRRNet is an online forum for exchanging ideas, tips, suggestions and for asking questions between those involved in the front-line delivery of Community Risk Reduction. With CRR expanding across the nation, people are looking for ideas and want to avoid reinventing the wheel when it comes to integrating emergency operations and other risk reduction strategies. CRRNet is here to help.

CRRNet is focused on firefighters and prevention practitioners who are out there on the front line of working with the citizens in your community. If you are looking for an opportunity to talk with others across the country, CRRNet is just the place for you.

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CRR Summit 2016 A summit in November 2016 brought together experts from across the United States and the UK to review priorities for the integration of Community Risk Reduction into fire service operations.
Reports and Presentations V2020 has compiled a series of reports and presentations relating to CRR that may be helpful in promoting CRR in your department and community.
CRR Materials V2020 is compiling materials that can help you in implementing CRR in your community.