Implement the CRR Plan

Now that you have completed your written plan, you should be ready to begin implementation. Ensure that all stakeholders and others are in agreement and ready to fulfill their role in the program.

Not surprisingly, there can be obstacles to initiating implementation of the plan. Preferably, many of these should have been anticipated during the planning process. Some common barriers to implementation include:

  • Fire department culture
  • Lack of confidence
  • Lack of interest on the part of personnel
  • Time constraints
  • Budgetary constraints
  • Lack of upper management support
  • Lack of trust with community members
  • No community; lack of stakeholders (e.g., industrial areas, wildland areas)
  • Lack of training in doing home visits, along with liability concerns
  • Volunteer organizations with time constraints and limited personnel
  • Union vs. non-union departments