CRR for Local Government Officials

This course equips local government officials to champion Community Risk Reduction (CRR) initiatives. You will gain the knowledge to have productive discussions with fire officials about the CRR's benefits. Learn how a data-driven CRR approach can address the evolving challenges faces by modern fire departments. Discover how CRR creates a win-win situation, strengthening both fire prevention and emergency response capabilities in your community.



Starting Date

On Demand


1 hour 20 minutes



Practical approach

We understand the critical role the fire service professionals play in protecting their community. Our training is designed to provide skills in a practical approach.

Impact your community

Training and strategies shared on our focus to education, equip and engage the nationals fire service. Together, let’s protect our communities with confidence. The knowledge earned allows our students to immediately make an impact in their community.

For your career

Stay ahead of the curve and elevate your professional development with CRR Academy. Join our instructors today, leaders in the field with years of experience as subject matter experts, and unlock a deeper understanding of the CRR process.

Course Lessons

Chief Stephen Hrustich

Project Manager for Vision 20/20, a national consortium of forward thinking organizations focused on the integration of Community Risk Reduction across the U.S. fire service. Previously, he served as Assistant Chief / Fire Marshal of the Community Risk Reduction Division of Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services (GCFES) in the metro Atlanta area and also spent 28 years in the fire service in New York and retired as fire chief of multiple career departments. Chief Hrustich is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer program, dual designate as a Chief Fire Officer (CFO) and Fire Marshal (FM) from CPSE and a member of the Institution of Fire Engineers (MIFireE). He holds a MS in Executive Fire Leadership from Grand Canyon University, a BS in Computer Science/Mathematics and AS in Fire Science both from Binghamton University. Chief Hrustich is an instructor and course developer for the fire prevention and leadership curriculum at the National Fire Academy and frequently presents on CRR, fire & life safety and fire leadership topics across the nation.