NFPA, IAFC and NVFC launch 2014 Safety and Health Week Quiz Sweepstakes

200 winners will receive a challenge coin

Safety and Health WeekMay 5, 2014 – The “Fire Service Safety & Health Quiz” Sweepstakes is a test worth taking. Offered as part of the 2014 International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week and 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, “Train Like You Fight”.

The IAFC and NVFC are co-sponsors of the 2014 International Fire/EMS and Health Week, June 15-21. The quiz will be available online May 5 through June 12 at www.nfpa.org/fireservicequiz, and includes 15 questions on training and first responder health and safety.

Career firefighters, volunteer firefighters and other fire department employees and fire service 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.

The winners will be officially announced on Monday, June 16, during a Safety and Health Week webinar, and their names posted on NFPA’s website.

“Last year’s quiz was a great success, and effectively engaged fire departments and members of the fire service in training awareness and education,” said Ken Willette, NFPA’s division manager of Public Fire Protection and a former fire chief. “This year, we hope even more firefighters and fire service members participate, and continue to learn about the importance of proper fireground training.”

Each year, International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week encourages fire departments to focus on safety and health training and education. For 2014, “Train Like You Fight” addresses safety on the training ground and reduction of training-related injuries and deaths, along with the importance of adequate training to prepare for safe fireground operations.

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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