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State Fire Agency To Hold Special Event at Colorado Mesa University in Honor of Community Risk Reduction Week 2023

The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) and Colorado Mesa University have partnered to take part in Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Week. Community Risk Reduction is a process to identify and prioritize local risks, followed by the integrated and strategic investment of resources to reduce their occurrence and impact. CRR Week aims to raise awareness of local risks across Colorado and teach communities how they can reduce those risks.

 “The most progressive public safety agencies are actively working to reduce risk by implementing Community Risk Reduction programs; like we see in Mesa County, agencies are shifting their stance on risk from reactive to proactive—ensuring that the community they serve is safer and more resilient,” said Colorado Department of Public Safety Executive Director Stan Hilkey. “It’s no surprise to me that all of my Mesa County friends are doing such good work. I’m so grateful for their participation in this Community Risk Reduction Event and their partnership with the CO Department of Public Safety.”

Join CMU, state, regional and local agencies for a fun, interactive day to learn more about how to identify and reduce risks to yourself and the broader community. The day will include meet and greets with state and local officials, a burn trailer, helicopter, rappelling and more.

What: Community Risk Reduction Event

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023
Time: 10am-2pm with remarks at 11:45am, burn trailer at 12pm and GJFD ladder demonstration at 12:15pm

Where: CMU Main Campus, The Plaza

Organizations in attendance: Colorado Department of Public Safety, Grand Junction Police Department, Grand Junction Fire Department, State Patrol, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Mesa County Sheriff's Office, Center of Excellence, Palisade Fire Department, Craig Hot Shots, St. Mary’s Hospital, Colorado Department of Transportation, Canon Helitack, Division of Fire Prevention, Mesa County Dispatch, National Fire Sprinkler Association and numerous CMU and WCCC programs and clubs.  


Written by Staff