Henderson Firefighters Selected to Participate in Pilot Program

The Henderson Fire Department is expected to gain extensive knowledge about the needs of the community through participation in the program.

Posted: Feb 4, 2021 8:32 PM

The Henderson Fire Department was picked by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to take part in the second phase of a pilot program designed to improve fire service in the community.

The data collected by the fire department will assist in building a digital community risk assessment tool.

The tool, or “dashboard,” will provide community leaders with valuable insights to help them make better decisions about fire prevention and other similar activities in their communities.

“We are thrilled to be participating in this important project,” said Capt. Josh Dixon, Henderson Fire Department. “Not only will access to the tool give us invaluable information about our community’s needs, but it’s rewarding to know that using the tool will increase its effectiveness and help other fire departments in the long run,” he said.

According to NFPA, the concept of community risk reduction identifies and prioritizes risks and while helping provide impactful mitigation initiatives. The use of this technology has been gaining popularity for at least 20 years.

The second phase of this program includes more than 250 fire departments across the country, including Henderson.

The Henderson Fire Department will provide information about how to better serve the community through the use of the dashboard through June.

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