Community Risk Reduction: Risk Assessment Basics

(Appeared in the November 2017 issue of The Dispatcher) Last month, the definition of Community Risk Reduction (CRR) was introduced. Let’s examine the next step: the basics of risk assessment. It begins with an objective look at the community and its vulnerability. This may include looking at numerous factors such as community preparedness, the capacity of emergency services, access to the community for response/mitigation resources, and financial impact. During this [...]