What is CRR Week?
CRR Week is a grass-roots effort by an informal group of fire safety professionals from across the nation. The idea is to help promote the awareness of Community Risk Reduction within the fire service by having a week where everyone can do CRR programs and demonstrate its importance to the fire service.
Participate in CRR Week!
CRR Week 2023 kicks off on Martin Luther King Day, a National Day of Service, which is Monday, January 16, 2023. It runs through Sunday, January 22.
Part of a National Strategy…
In 2008, Vision 20/20 held its first meeting, bringing together hundreds experts from across the nation to discuss the gaps in fire prevention. This landmark meeting resulted in identifying five specific strategies that needed to be addressed to help fill the gaps in fire prevention. CRR Week is focused on addressing strategy one, advocacy. Advocating for fire prevention is difficult when fire chiefs have to deal with competing priorities, both within a fire department and within their municipality. This strategy focuses on helping to develop tools and information that can be used when advocating for more resources to devote to fire prevention.
More information about the strategies can be found HERE.