Community Risk Reduction
The Wyoming State Fire Marshal's Office employs the basic tenants of Community Risk Reduction (CRR). CRR is a process to identify and prioritize local risks, followed by the integrated and strategic investment of resources (emergency response and prevention) to reduce their occurrence and impact. Our agency has partnered with many fire departments across the State of Wyoming. These partnerships lead to the development of a statewide CRR team entitled "307CRR". Staff from the Wyoming Fire Marshal's Office serve as advocates for our fire department partners. Staff provides data and expertise to local departments who are conducting local risk assessments, identifying solutions, and implementing solutions to reduce their local fire problems and associated fire injuries and fire deaths.
Although the popularity of carbon monoxide (CO) alarms has been growing in recent years, it cannot be assumed that everyone is familiar with the hazards of carbon monoxide poisoning in the home.
Often called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel are potential sources of carbon monoxide. Vehicles or generators running in an attached garage can also produce dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.
Source: NFPA's Research Division