The 5th E of Community Risk Reduction: Emergency Response
This is what we do. We respond to emergencies. We apply our emergency response to mitigate sudden injury and illness, save lives, and reduce or prevent property loss.
Studies prove that if a fire department’s resources are deployed to match the risk levels, the community becomes less vulnerable to injury, death and property loss.
With this said, our response is reactive. We react to what we’re presented with. Community Risk Reduction is proactive. We’re following the 5 Es to be proactive stewards of community health and safety.
So, going forward La Crosse, let’s work together in a proactive approach to keep you healthy, safe and reduce the risks in our communities.
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The 4th E of Community Risk Reduction: Economic Incentive
Economic Incentives can influence behavior either negatively or positively. Fines, citations and tickets are negative incentives intended to discourage people from choosing unsafe behaviors. Positive economic incentives reward people for making certain choices. We’re working on positive ways, similar to our free smoke alarm program, to incentivize people to make proper life-safety choices. Any ideas on this La Crosse?
The 3rd E of Community Risk Reduction: Enforcement
Enforcement applies to reducing risks, or hazards, through the process of applicable laws, legislation and inspection programs. Examples of this are imposing penalties for non-compliance of life-safety codes. At the heart of Enforcement is life safety and wellbeing.