Volume 21 Issue 3, 2006

Risk management and prevention strategies

Superintendent Chris Lewis

Peer-reviewed Article

Archived Article


Over the past few years, the NSW Fire Brigades (NSWFB) has embraced risk management as a method of understanding the risks impacting on the organisation and the community. This article discusses the use of risk management to enhance the decision making process and will compare this with how other agencies use risk management, specifically to design and implement prevention policy. This article will also examine and discuss the prevention, preparedness, response, recovery (PPRR) model that has been in common use for many years and will then compare this with the risk management model to see if it replaces or enhances the PPRR approach.