resources and tools

Local Resources

Click on the links below for seasonal community risk reduction campaign ideas and guides.

Illinois Resources

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Illinois Fire Safety Alliance

Be Alarmed! Smoke Alarm Installation Program (IFSA)

The program distributes fire safety education materials and 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms to fire departments in the state of Illinois.

Safety Series

A public education initiative aimed to inform the public on a variety of fire safety and burn prevention topics through live, interactive video broadcasts.

How to Properly Install Smoke Alarms in Your Home

A brief video providing step-by-step instructions on how to properly install smoke alarms in your home.

No-Cost Fire Safety Resources

Educational tools and resources available to Illinois agencies at no-cost.


Fire Service Outreach:

The Division of Fire Service Outreach is responsible for fire and unintentional injury prevention education, outreach services to citizens, fire fighting agencies, and organizations throughout the state. The Division oversees a variety of educational and informational programs to decrease the number of incidents, injuries and fatalities in the state, and targets high-risk groups and communities.

2021 State of Illinois Community Risk Reduction Conference

Fireworks Safety

National Incident Fire Reporting System (NFIRS)

Illinois Fire Inspectors association

Fire and Life Safety Education

NATIONAL Resources

Vision 20/20

Vision 20/20 is a project hosted by the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) – USA Branch (IFE-USA), a 501(c) (3) non-profit global organization. Vision 20/20 Project is guided by a coalition of national organizations and experts exemplifying how collaboration, communication, and commitment to data-based solutions saves lives and property.

Vision 20/20 On-line Guides

Community Risk Assessment Guide (online and PDF)

Community Risk Reduction Planning (online and PDF)

Outcomes – A Guide for Measuring Success

State Guide to Supporting Community Risk Reduction Programs (PDF)

Home Safety Visit Guide (PDF)

Vision 20/20’s Discover Data Hub

A free and easy-to-use tool to graphically explore service areas and their data at multiple levels, from a national perspective down to the station level for all communities across the country.

CRRNEt – An online forum for exchanging ideas, tips, suggestions and for asking questions between those involved in the front-line delivery of Community Risk Reduction. This link provides a the sign-up form.


The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a global self-funded nonprofit organization, established in 1896, devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards.

NFPA 1300

Standard on Community Risk Assessment and Community Risk Reduction Plan Development (2020)

The NFPA Community Risk Assessment Insight Generator

A user-friendly dashboard with customized maps, graphs, and charts to help you identify and illustrate local demographic, geographic and economic needs and utilize best practices from the industry standard, NFPA 1300 to support your CRR initiatives – Coming July 20, 2021 – Craig 1300TM

Community Risk Assessment (CRA) Resources

National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) – A local guide to cities, towns, and neighborhoods in the United States, providing easy to use and comprehensive local services and information, business information and population demographics, travel and tourism, directory services, and local business and consumer services.

United States Census Bureau – Provides current facts and figures about America’s people, places, and economy.

NOAA’s National Weather Service – Timely, reliable, and accurate weather, water, and climate information for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the Nation’s economy. The National Weather Service is working across the Department of Commerce to keep Americans safe by predicting extreme weather events earlier and with more accuracy.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services and works to protect the safety, health, and security of America from threats here and around the world.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – An agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security supporting citizens and first responders to to build, sustain, and improve the capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

(FEMA Flood Map Service Center)