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CRR Week: An Opportunity to Set Your Strategy

Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Week is a grassroots effort that works to increase awareness of CRR. CRR is a data-driven process for identifying and prioritizing local risks and using that information to develop strategic plans that increase community safety. CRR Week takes place each January starting on Martin Luther King Day, a national day of service. During this annual campaign, many local fire departments, community agencies, and national organizations highlight their CRR efforts and help others learn about it.

NFPA® contributes to the work done by CRR specialists by offering NFPA 1300, Standard on Community Risk Assessment and Community Risk Reduction Plan Development. This standard outlines the critical steps of the CRR process and provides guidance about important stakeholders and partners engaged in the process.

NFPA also provides tools to support the CRR process, such as CRAIG 1300™, the Community Risk Assessment Insight Generator. CRAIG 1300 is a digital dashboard aligned to the industry standard on CRR that wrangles important community data, provides useful data visualizations, and curates data sets to assist those working through the community risk assessment (CRA) process.

For CRR professionals looking to build their collegial networks, NFPA offers the CRR Kitchen Table, a monthly virtual gathering where CRR peers discuss hot topics in the CRR space, share tools and resources, and highlight initiatives that are making a difference in their communities. The first CRR Kitchen Table of 2023 will take place on Wednesday, January 18, at 2 p.m. ET. The focus of this Kitchen Table session will be on goal setting for CRR initiatives; representatives from a variety of CRR-focused organizations will be joining the discussion.

If you’d like to participate in CRR Kitchen Table sessions, please email the NFPA CRR team at  to be added to the invitation list. Additional Kitchen Table events are set for March 1 and March 29, also at 2 p.m. ET.

Reach out to the team with questions about the CRR process or the NFPA tools and resources to support CRR efforts.


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Karen Berard-Reed
Senior Strategist, Community Risk Reduction Lead

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