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International Symposium in CRR 2019

In 2019, an international symposium focusing on Community Risk Reduction/Integrated Risk Management was held in the United Kingdom. This event brought together practitioners from across the globe and was a joint endeavor of the UK National Fire Chiefs Council and the US Vision 20/20 Project.

Download the Symposium Agenda (PDF 354 kb)


The Roadmap below was developed based on the conversations that were taking place during the Symposium. Click on the image to see it in more detail and download as a PDF (7.3 mb).

Targeted Residential Fire Risk Reduction

A summary of at-risk aboriginal areas in Canada

Despite the steady reduction in rates of fire that have been witnessed in Canada in recent years, ongoing research has demonstrated that there continue to be striking inequalities in the way in which fire risk is distributed through society. It is well-established that residential dwelling fires are not distributed evenly through society, but that certain sectors in Canada experience disproportionate numbers of incidents. Oftentimes, it is the most vulnerable segments of society who face the greatest risk of fire and can least afford the personal and property damage it incurs. Fire risks are accentuated when property owners or occupiers fail to install and maintain fire and life safety devices such smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in their homes. These life saving devices are proven to be highly effective, inexpensive to obtain and, in most cases, Canadian fire services will install them for free.

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Targeted Residential Fire Risk Reduction

A summary of at-risk areas in Canada

The Surrey Fire Services engaged in an evidence-based smoke alarm distribution campaign, known as the HomeSafe program, that targeted high risk locations in the city identified in an analysis of 20 years of municipal fire incidence data (McCormick, 2009). The program mandate was to have all homes with working smoke alarms in order to reduce the number of residential fires, as well as fire-related injuries and deaths within the community. To achieve this, firefighters conducted door-to-door visits with all addresses in the identified zones where they distributed fire safety education materials, which included information on high-risk groups, and identified the leading causes of residential fires in the city

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Hospitalizations and deaths in Canada

This research note provides an analysis of carbon monoxide poisoning hospitalizations and deaths in Canada to demonstrate the need for specific legislation in each province and territory to mandate the installation and maintenance of functioning CO alarms in every existing residence.

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