Prepare the CRR Plan

At this point, the first three primary steps should have been completed: Step 1—Identify Risks (risk assessment); Step 2—Prioritize Risks; and Step 3—Develop Strategies & Tactics to Mitigate Risks. During the process, this should have including the creation of planning coalition with key stakeholders and other individuals.

It should be emphasized that your CRR plan need not be a complex and comprehensive document. Depending on the risks and mitigation strategies you have identified, as well as available resources, the plan can be straightforward and relatively minimal. For example, the Longview (WA) Fire Department identified and prioritized five community risks. From this, they developed an effective five-page plan that also included a requirement for each engine company to develop a station-based plan for their respective service area.