IFE USA News
Vision 20/20 Update
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Vision 20/20, a project funded by an AFG Fire Prevention and Safety Grant to the Institution of Fire Engineers, has been working on implementing Community Risk Reduction (CRR) programs to demonstrate their application in the United States. Modeled on the highly successful programs used in the United Kingdom and Australia, the concepts of CRR have been implemented in a number of communities including Dallas, Texas; Tucson, Arizona; Portland, Oregon; Madison, Wisconsin; Vancouver, Washington; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and others. Representatives of these communities, and other national fire safety experts, were brought together to discuss the lessons learned and help chart a course for future expansion of this program based on the collective experience.
The report, which is a compilation of the discussions held at this two-day symposium, is available for download.
This report represents the culmination of a great deal of work by too many people to mention. It is a result of the lessons learned symposium conducted by the task group working on the Vision 20/20 strategy to increase the importance of fire prevention efforts within the fire service. The point of the report is to pass on lessons learned from those who have experience implementing community risk reduction efforts through the fire service. There is a great deal of information here for those interested in digging deeper Ã± but weÃre confident this is only the beginning of many more such efforts to come. There is a growing list of case studies on the Vision 20/20 web site at www.strategicfire.org.