All fire and EMS departments are encouraged to participate in Safety Stand Down June 18-24, 2017. The IAFC and NVFC will be providing resources to help your department focus on safety during this week. Check back for planning resources.
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Safety Stand Down Webinar
A webinar on MAYDAY, Self-Rescue, and Rapid Intervention will be presented prior to this year’s Safety Stand Down and available on-demand during the week. Details and registration will be available soon.
Safety and Health Training
Specific training tools and messages for this year’s Safety Stand Down will be available on the Resources page.
Find additional training from the following sources:
NVFC Training Summit
The NVFC is hosting a Training Summit on June 9-10, 2017, in Myrtle Beach, SC. This two day training event features classroom sessions focusing on critical fire and emergency service health and safety issues. Scholarships are available. Learn more and register at www.nvfc.org/summit.
Safety and Health Week Quiz Sweepstakes
The National Fire Protection Association, in coordination with the National Volunteer Fire Council and International Association of Fire Chiefs, annually hosts an online Safety Stand Down Quiz to reinforce the messages behind the event’s theme. Department personnel can participate in the quiz to test their knowledge and be entered for a chance to win one of 200 Safety Stand Down challenge coins. Stay tuned for the 2017 Safety Stand Down Quiz.
All fire and EMS departments are encouraged to take time during the week of June 18-24 to focus on safety education and training. Make sure all duty shifts have the opportunity to participate. A specific training curriculum and messages for this year’s theme will be available on the Resources page.
Safe + Sound Week
OSHA, along with over 30 partner organizations, are holding a Safe + Sound Week June 12-18. This nationwide event is designed to raise awareness and understanding of the value of proactive safety and health programs in workplaces. The web site includes resources to help plan events and activities during the week as well as register your participation and find events across the country.
Flyers and Posters
Download these flyers and posters and place them in your department to provide all personnel with critical safety and health reminders.
- Rules of Engagement for Firefighter Survival and Incident Commander’s Rules of Engagement for Firefighter Safety
- Rules of Engagement for Firefighter Health
- Rules of Engagement for Safe Fire Service Training
- B.E.S.T. Practices for Firefighter Health and Safety