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What is Community Risk Reduction?

Risks like fires, natural disasters, and industrial accidents can have a devastating impact on communities. If left unmitigated, these hazards can lead to loss of life, damage to property, and long-term economic and social disruption. 

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Improving Cost Recovery in Public Sector Service Operations

From permitting for events to inspections and code enforcement, cost recovery can be an effective way to ensure you have the resources to support the services you provide are covered — as long as you have a good system and proper tools to implement it. 

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The Best Fire Inspection Software Starts with Good Data

With intuitive checklists, more capabilities in the field, and less paperwork, fire inspection software helps inspectors do their jobs better and faster than ever before. But there’s one thing that separates okay inspection software and the best inspection software: good data.

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How 3Di's Fire Inspection Software Makes a Fire Marshal's Jobs Easier

As a Community Risk Reduction program advances and grows, having the right software in place becomes increasingly important to keep everything running smoothly. From vegetation and fuel management to home hardening, defensible space assessments, annual inspections, community engagement, and more,...

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A No-Code Software Solution: The Story of 3Di Engage

When organizations need software to handle complex processes and automation, it often seems there are only two paths to choose from: they could pay top dollar for a highly customized software solution (which might take months or even years before it’s ready), or they could buy an off-the-shelf...

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California Fire Grants and Top Funding Alternatives

Fire departments are taking on more responsibilities with each passing year. From emergency medical services (EMS) to natural disasters, hazardous materials incidents, and the large increase in wildfires, California fire departments in particular have a lot on their hands.

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How Defensible Space Inspections Protect Your Community

Wildfires can cause enormous human and financial costs when they reach Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) areas. The WUI is where human development transitions to wilderness, and homes are at much higher risk. About 40 percent of the US (or about 120 million people) lives in the WUI, and thousands of...

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Wildfire Home Hardening: How to Educate Your Community

According to a recent study from CAL FIRE (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection), homes built with hardening standards are 40% less likely to be destroyed and 32% less likely to be damaged. These findings support the importance of community education when it comes to wildfire home...

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California AB 38: What Fire Departments Need to Know

Fire officials and community leaders have taken notice of a new state mandate in California called Assembly Bill 38 (AB 38), a multi-dimensional bill aimed at improving fire prevention management and proactive homeowner education.

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