Community Risk ReductionA new methodology to support effective risk reduction programmes.

A New Approach

A new model approach - Acuity - guides organisations through setting up a new "prevention first" approach to reducing community risk.

Building on experience and considerable success in the UK fire and rescue service, Alchemy offers a new approach to reducing risk in communities. A new model - Acuity - embraces both the internal factors to be tackled, and the external factors which need to be influenced. Switching the organisation's focus more towards prevention rather than just response delivers big improvements in pubic safety outcomes and transforms the purpose and activities of the service. We work with you to guide you through the process and advise on strategies and tactics for successful implementation. 

2016 Workshops

Building on the successful workshops in 2014 and 2015 we are pleased to invite applications for this year’s programs.

The Purpose of the Workshops

The workshop will develop participants’ understanding of what Community Risk Reduction really means, how it is underpinned by the intelligent use of data and analytical tools and, importantly, the key role that leadership plays in successful implementation. The key themes in the workshop are

  • Strategic Intent - setting the destination
  • Information Management Knowing - understanding and acting
  • Leading change - moving to a new future

The workshop is designed to expose participants to the latest thinking around community risk reduction and to allow them hands-on use of the information tools that support successful intervention programs. The workshop is practical and designed to ensure participants take an active role in developing a CRR strategy based of the identification, quantification and mapping of community risk. Delegates will also get practical exposure to the analytical techniques that support effective CRR initiatives and help to evaluate their effectiveness. Extensive use of case studies is made from both North America and the UK and participants are encouraged to share and learn from experiences within the workshop group. During the week each FD team will be encouraged to develop a new CRR project for implementation post-workshop and additional support is available post-workshop to assist departments as they implement their pilot project.

Faculty members include international recognised figures in CRR leadership. Guest speakers offer their perspective on leading successful CRR programmes offering practical advice on overcoming resistance and maintaining momentum.

This workshop is part of Alchemy’s program to create a vanguard of selected departments advancing the approach in North America. The workshop is supported both by IFE’s Vision 20/20 and ESRI GIS.

For more details of the workshop content please download the 2016 CRR Workshop Content PDF.


 Apply today for the 2016 CRR Workshop using our online
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