The Richmond (TX) Fire Department will be starting their Safety Stand Down activities with a proclamation authorized by the mayor. The 47-member career department will also be keeping the public aware of their Safety Stand Down activities through local press releases and social media updates.
During the week of June 16-22, the department will use the resources from the Safety Stand Down web site to offer daily events and exercises for each duty shift. They have collaborated with area mutual aid departments on their Safety Stand Down activities.
Health and safety are very important to the Richmond Fire Department, and they plan to continue this focus throughout the year by implementing safety measures in station design, training and education, cancer awareness screening, and encouraging fitness and a healthy lifestyle. Already they have caught some cancers early through screenings and implemented positive changes to the fitness culture of the department.