NFPA, IAFC and NVFC launch 2015 Safety and Health Week Quiz Sweepstakes

May 4, 2015 – As part of the 2015 International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week, the “Fire Service Safety & Health Week Quiz” Sweepstakes is back. Hosted by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in coordination with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the interactive online quiz reinforces the training messages behind this year’s theme, “Creating a Culture of Safety."

The quiz will be available online May 4 through June 11 at www.nfpa.org/fireservicequiz with 15 questions on training and first responder health and safety. Career and volunteer firefighters, EMTs and other fire department employees and members are invited to participate. Everyone who completes the quiz will be automatically entered into a sweepstakes; 200 randomly selected participants will win a specially designed challenge coin commemorating this year’s Safety and Health Week.

International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week takes place June 14-20, 2015. Members of the fire and emergency services are encouraged to use this week to focus on safety and health training and what first responders can do to create a culture of safety in their communities, their departments and for themselves.  Safety and Health Week is a joint initiative of the NVFC and the IAFC.  

“Safety & Health Week is an important initiative for first responders to learn about taking care of themselves on and off the emergency incident scene,” said Ken Willette, NFPA’s division manager of Public Fire Protection and a former fire chief. “Building from last year’s quiz success, we look forward to great participation in this year’s quiz to help more firefighters and fire service members learn about the importance of a culture of safety.”

Test your knowledge today at www.nfpa.org/fireservicequiz.

About the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
The IAFC represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide. IAFC members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety legislation. Since 1873, the IAFC has provided a forum for its members to exchange ideas, develop professionally and uncover the latest products and services available to first responders.

About the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC)
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides invaluable tools, resources, training, programs, and advocacy for first responders across the nation.

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA develops more than 300 codes and standards to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other hazards. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed at no cost at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.


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