All fire and EMS departments are encouraged to participate in Safety Stand Down June 19-25, 2016. The NVFC and IAFC will be providing resources to help your department focus on safety during this week. Check back for planning resources.

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Click here to share your department’s safety and health resources, media coverage, activities you are planning for Safety Stand Down, and success stories from your department.

Safety and Health Training

Specific training tools and messages for this year’s Safety Stand Down are available on the Resources page.

Find additional training from the following sources:

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, is hosting an online Safety Stand Down Quiz to reinforce the messages behind this year’s theme, “The First Five Minutes: Stretching the Initial Hose Line, Putting Water on the Fire.”

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.

New! The Safety Stand Down Quiz will now be open through June 24, 2016. Take the quiz as part of your Safety Stand Down week activities.

Take the quiz now.

Activity Ideas

All fire and EMS departments are encouraged to take time during the week of June 19-25 to focus on safety education and training. Make sure all duty shifts have the opportunity to participate. Specific training tools and messages for the theme of “The First Five Minutes” are now available on the Resources page.

Safety should be emphasized in training and activities all year long. Use the examples from last year’s event to get ideas on how to incorporate safety and health into department activities and training. 2015 Safety and Health Week activity ideas

Flyers and Posters

Download these flyers and posters and place them in your department to provide all personnel with critical safety and health reminders.