The theme of the 2016 Safety Stand Down is “The First Five Minutes: Stretching the Initial Hose Line, Putting Water on the Fire.” Use this week to educate your department on what all personnel should be doing in the initial five minutes of fire incident response to ensure the safest, most efficient response.
The following resources are designed to help Chiefs, Incident Commanders, Company Officers, Firefighters, and Training Officers focus on the first five minutes of fire response. Use these materials during Safety Stand Down to make sure all members of your department are ready for the next call.
Safety Stand Down 2016 Training Resources: The First Five Minutes
- Fact Sheet: The First Five Minutes
- Fact Sheet: On Scene Incident Commander
- Fact Sheet: On Scene Company Officer
- Fact Sheet: On Scene Firefighter
- Fact Sheet: Training Officer
- Fact Sheet: After the Incident
- PowerPoint: First Five Minutes – Roles
- Member Submitted Training Plan for 2016 Safety Stand Down
SCBA and Facepiece Inspection
- SCBA Facepiece Inspection Checklist
- Video: SCBA Facepiece Inspection
- Fire Exposures of Fire Fighter Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Facepiece Lenses
- Fire Exposures of Firefighter Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Facepiece Lenses (NIST Technical Note 1724)
In addition, the following resources can help you focus on the safety of personnel:
- Rules of Engagement for Firefighter Survival and the Incident Commander’s Rules of Engagement for Firefighter Safety (Poster)
- Rules of Engagement for Structural Firefighting: Increasing Firefighter Survival (report and lesson plans)
- B.E.S.T. Practices for Firefighter Health and Safety
- NVFC Safety and Equipment Resources
- NVFC PPE Video Series
- IAFC Safety, Health, and Survival Section
- NFPA Standards and Codes: Free Access
- FSTAR: Firefighter Safety Through Advanced Research
- Video: Applying Research to the Fireground
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Together we can protect our first responders and avoid tragedy by creating a culture in our fire service where safety always comes first.