Appendix D: Template for CRR Station-Based Plan

(insert name of organization)

(insert fire station name or geographic area of focus)
(Insert station address)

Community Risk Reduction Plan

(insert date of report)

Vision, Mission, Values & Priorities

In the spaces below, provide your organization’s Vision, Mission, Values and Priorities/goals. List your priorities in order of importance. An example of some common fire service priorities are presented.

Vision Statement
What is your organization’s (fire department) vision?

Mission Statement
What is your organization’s (fire department) mission?

What are your organization’s (station’s) values?

What are your priorities?

Description of Community/Service Area

Add pages as needed.

Geographic Boundaries
Describe the geographic boundaries of your service area: North, South, East and West

Fire/EMS Data
Provide information on fire and EMS calls and incidents in your area. Try to get as much information as you can as to where, why, who, when, etc.

Current Demand/Trend: How many calls does the station handle? (e.g., call distribution/concentration, call volume by type, percentage of total station calls, percent of total calls, calls per firefighter, firefighters per 1,000 population, calls per 1,000 population, 3-year trend)

Station Infrastructure

Current Service Delivery Model: How is this the local fire station staffed and how are staff assigned duties? What does citizen foot traffic look like in the station? What apparatus are available?

Give a description of who lives and works in this geographic area. Most information can be obtained through national census data. It is useful to include comparison data as well, such as that from the whole jurisdiction of a fire department, the county, a region, state or the nation. Fill in the blank rows with any other demographic data you would like to record/present.

Description Local Area %
(specify here)
Comparison %
(specify here)
Age < 5
Age > 64
African American
Native Am
<= HS Education

Land Use:

Describe the physical/manmade “nature” of your community. Is your area mostly residential, commercial, industrial a mix? What is the average age of buildings? What is the condition of critical infrastructure (declining/stable/gentrifying)? What is the percent in urban/suburban/rural zones?

Residential, commercial, industrial, mixedAverage age of buildingsCondition of InfrastructureUrban/suburban/rural
Description Local Area Description

Other Land Use Information
Enter other pertinent information

Community Assets
List the schools, universities, hospitals, community centers, recreation centers, neighborhood centers, senior centers, assisted living institutions/homes, parks, main businesses, etc. that are in your area.

Potential Community Partners
Who are you currently working with? What other organizations can help your station be proactive?

(External people connected to your community; i.e., community liaisons, neighborhood association liaisons, Community Emergency Response Team, business association liaisons, community activists, etc., who you could work with to identify and resolve problems)

Community Risks

List and describe your top five risks, numbered in rank order. The description should be about a paragraph long. Include the data, experience, and/or notions that led you to prioritize this risk.

Prevention/Mitigation Strategies

After you have brainstormed strategies using the five E’s (Enforcement, Engineering, Education, Economic Incentives & Emergency Response), assessed the options and ones to implement, list those strategies below in order of the prioritized risk they address. Then in the space below the Strategy name, briefly describe each strategy.

  1. Strategy: Enter name of strategy and description below
  2. Strategy: Enter name of strategy and description below
  3. Strategy: Enter name of strategy and description below
  4. Strategy: Enter name of strategy and description below
  5. Strategy: Enter name of strategy and description below


Below, briefly identify the resources needed to implement each of the selected strategies.

  1. Strategy: Enter name of strategy and resources required
  2. Strategy: Enter name of strategy and resources required
  3. Strategy: Enter name of strategy and resources required
  4. Strategy: Enter name of strategy and resources required

Staff Skills Needed and Proposed Personnel
Identify the tasks required for these strategies. Think about the skills necessary to complete each task and who is best suited to execute each task. Identify the position and name of the individual that will be asked to complete that task and provide their contact information.

Common Task Areas Name/Position/Organization Contact Number/E-Mail
Program manager
Marketing/communications–data collection forms, educational materials, marketing flyers, posters, surveys, etc.
Website/Facebook development & maintenance
Public spokesperson for program
School liaison
Business liaison
Home visit staff
Identification & purchasing of supplies
Inventory & distribution control
Quality assurance
Data collection, storage of data
Monitoring, reporting of data & progress, & evaluation

Monitoring & Evaluation

Lessons Learned
Can be tracked while implementing and/or solicited from participants after completion of program. Find out what worked and what did not, and what you would do differently next time.

Do not try to track in the tables below. Create your own separate tables or documents for this work.