Community Risk Reduction

What is Community Risk Reduction?

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

CRR relies on having accurate data, community partnerships and clear goals. It is not an attempt to answer every problem in the community, but it helps prioritize risks to make the community safer.

Community Risk Analysis

In the Community Risk Assessment (CRA), we first analyze the community, looking at hazards, demographics, businesses, landscape and more.

Data is collected electronically in our response software First Due. This allows us to integrate all of our data from our Fire & EMS incidents, inspection violations, pre-plans, investigations, city code violations, housing violations and much more.

Community Risk Reduction

After the CRA, we assess the vulnerabilities of the community and prioritize them based on risks. With vulnerabilities prioritized, partnerships can be formed to create a group who will work together to define the problem and goals.

For example, we may find there are many proverbial pools, lakes and rivers in the community that make drowning a definite risk, so the community could benefit from a lifejacket program. 

On the other hand, our CRA may tell us that we need to prioritize a bike helmet program based off the incident response and outcomes we found from the EMS data. 

Hibbing Risk Analysis Report

The list of risks in our community and potential interventions are endless, but the important part is that we base it on our own community and data collected. It is strategic and prioritized based on the City of Hibbing.  

2022 Community Risk Analysis

If you are interested in learning more response statistics and what the Fire Department has been up to this year, check out our Fire Department Annual Report page.