Community Risk Reduction

What is Community Risk Reduction (CRR)? 

The responsibilities of the fire service have been evolving since its inception including the prevention aspect. As a matter of fact, the fire service as a whole has done such a great job with fire prevention that fires are often a small percentage of the service calls that a department responds to.  

CRR is a process to identify and prioritize local risks, followed by the integrated and strategic investment of resources to reduce their occurrence and impact. Your Burleson Fire Department has a designated Community Risk Reduction division that is dedicated to evaluating the risks in our community, developing strategic plans for prevention and/or mitigation, and implementing them through our operations division and community partners such as other city departments, local businesses, community leaders and citizens.