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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.

Education |  Tools | Guides | Videos | Podcast | Networking

CRR – An Overview An overview of the CRR process
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.


Model Performance Measurement and Evaluation 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 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 an 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.


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 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

Community Risk Assessment Guide The online Community Risk Assessment Guide (also available as a  PDF) helps fire departments and other organizations 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
Community Risk Reduction Planning Guide The online Community Risk Reduction Planning Guide (also available as a PDF) takes you through the remaining four steps of the CRR planning process.
Outcome Measures Guide The Outcome Measures Guide (PDF) focuses on why outcome measures are important to determine if CRR programs are making an impact in the community. This information is intended to provide examples of various outcome measures to  lower risks within the community and how they can integrate in a department’s CRR plan.
State Guide to Supporting Community Risk Reduction Programs

A State Guide to Supporting Community Risk Reduction Programs provides a basic understanding of Community Risk Reduction. It is based on feedback from successful state-supported and local fire department CRR programs, along with others in the fire service. It should be utilized as a tool to explore ways in which state agencies and organizations can consider for supporting and sustaining Community Risk Reduction—which is an evolving, effective approach to improve public safety.

Guide to Home Safety Visits 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.


Monique’s Story Monique’s Story is the incredible story of how a smoke alarm installed by the Philadelphia Fire Department’s Community Risk Reduction program saved the lives of Monique and her family late one night.

In 2012, the Philadelphia Fire Department installed a smoke alarm in Darnell’s house as part of a Community Risk Reduction program.

In 2015, the family came home from a visit to Disney World, exhausted. In the middle of the night, a fire broke out, setting off the smoke alarm.  Darnell, his daughter Monique, and granddaughters Armani and Ariel were able to escape, as told by Darnell and Monique and as heard on the 911 recording where they had to jump out of a second story window.

Vision 20/20 is making this video available for you to use in your own outreach efforts, and you can stream the video or embed it on your website you can use the following embed code

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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.


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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