NFPA, IAFC and NVFC launch 2018 Safety Stand Down Quiz Sweepstakes

June 22, 2018– The “Fire Service Safety Stand Down Quiz” Sweepstakes is back as part of the annual Safety Stand Down campaign. Hosted by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in conjunction with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Safety Health & Survival Section and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the interactive online quiz emphasizes the importance of the 2018 Safety Stand Down theme, “Be Aware – Get Checked.”

The NFPA, IAFC and NVFC are asking all fire and emergency services personnel to take the 2018 quiz, which will be available June 22 through July 9 awww.nfpa.org/fireservicequiz. The quiz contains 15 questions related to being aware of your health and getting annual check-ups, with a focus on firefighter physicals, NFPA 1582 and the IAFC Roadmap to Firefighter Health and Wellness.

Everyone who completes the quiz will be automatically entered into the sweepstakes; 200 randomly selected participants will win a limited edition challenge coin commemorating this year’s Safety Stand Down theme.

Safety Stand Down is a joint educational and awareness initiative of the IAFC and NVFC. This year’s event takes place June 17-23, and departments are encouraged to suspend all non-emergency activities during this week to focus on training and education relating to health and safety. An entire week is provided to ensure all shifts and personnel can participate. With this year’s theme, members of the fire and emergency services are encouraged to focus on understanding, implementing and monitoring a comprehensive annual medical/physical and navigating the Road Map to Firefighter Health and Wellness. Topic information, training materials and videos will be available at www.SafetyStandDown.org, the official website for the Safety Stand Down event.

“The 2018 Safety Stand Down highlights the importance of firefighter wellness and the need for individuals to be aware of their health by having annual medical physicals,” said Curt Floyd, NFPA’s fire service technical lead and a former fire chief. “NFPA applauds the NVFC and the IAFC for reminding firefighters and command staff that it is their responsibility to continue to remain vigilant in their awareness of their personal health and wellness throughout their careers.”

Test your knowledge today and enter the sweepstakes at www.nfpa.org/fireservicequiz.

For this release and other announcements about NFPA initiatives, research and resources, please visit the NFPA press room.

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, programs, education, and advocacy for first responders across the nation.

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission. For more information visit www.nfpa.org. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed online for free at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.

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