Postponed: Training Session: How to Use a Community Risk Assessment

    

Public Education Matters 

Enhancing Fire Safety Education and Prevention in Your Community   

 

Issue 190, March 13, 2020

Dear Fire Chief, Public Educator, Fire Prevention Officer:

POSTPONEMENT of APRIL 8 TRAINING SESSION

In light of ongoing monitoring of the COVID-19 situation, the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) has made the decision to postpone the training session on “How to Use a Community Risk Assessment”.  The training session was scheduled to take place at 25 Morton Shulman Ave, Toronto, on April 8, 2020.

We understand that many municipalities have either enacted travel restrictions and/or activated their Emergency Operations Centres, which may already impact attendance at the session. 

Once a new date has been determined to reschedule the session, a new notice and registration form will be distributed. 

If you have any questions, please contact the OFM Public Education and Communications section. Please share this notice with your colleagues.

 

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Public Education Matters 

Enhancing Fire Safety Education and Prevention in Your Community   

 

March 6, 2020

Dear Fire Chief, Public Educator, Fire Prevention Officer:

Save the Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Training Session: How to Use a Community Risk Assessment

The Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) is offering a one-day training session for fire department representatives called “How to Use a Community Risk Assessment”. Experts from Dillon Consulting will provide insight and best practices related to identifying and prioritizing community fire risks and how fire departments can use their risk assessment results to determine programs and activities that best address community risks.

When: Wednesday, April 08, 2020; 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.

Where: Ontario Coroner’s Complex, 25 Morton Shulman Avenue, Toronto, ON (Hwy 401 and Keele Street)

Cost: Registration is free. Lunch will be provided. Attendees will pay for parking only.

Who will want to attend: 

  • Public Educators and Fire Prevention Officers
  • Fire Chiefs and Deputy Chiefs
  • Senior Officers in the Fire Department
  • Training Officers

Why should I attend:

Steve Thurlow, from Dillon Consulting, has completed a number of community risk assessments for municipalities across Ontario. He will provide key findings and experiences to assist the fire service to:

  • identify fire risks in the community,
  • prioritize identified fire risks, and
  • identify fire department operations, programs and activities that address identified risks.

Fire department representatives will:

  • discuss how they have linked results of their community risk assessment to specific fire department operations, programs and activities that address risks.

OFM staff will:

  • explain how to access and utilize OFM public education resources/programs to support local public education efforts, and
  • assist participants to identify potential community partners that can assist the fire department in targeting specific fire risks in their communities.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to:

  • learn the practical ins and outs of completing a community risk assessment,
  • enhance your knowledge and skills in linking the results of community risk assessments to fire department operations, programs and activities in your community, and
  • identify programs, resources and opportunities to address fire risk in your communities.

Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TKQZW8Q

Registration will be open until end of day March 25, 2020! Register today! An agenda and parking details will follow to registered participants.

If you have any questions, please contact the OFM Public Education and Communications section. Please share this notice with your colleagues. If you want to be added to our subscription list please do so here.  If you want to be removed from our subscription list please do so here.