April 28, 2021– The “2021 Fire Service Safety Stand Down Quiz” Sweepstakes is now live. The informative and interactive online quiz is designed to reinforce the safety messages that are part of this year’s Safety Stand Down theme: “Rebuild Rehab.” Safety Stand Down will take place June 20-26.
The Safety Stand Down campaign and quiz is organized each year by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Safety, Health & Survival Section, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), and the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) to bring attention to a particular responder safety concern.
Rehab frequently does not get the consideration it deserves. Many think simply providing food and beverages to firefighters constitutes a rehab program. The 2021 Safety Stand Down campaign challenges departments to reframe their thinking around rehab to mitigate all the impacts of firefighting and make sure everyone is ready to respond to the next emergency. Rehab should encompass all areas of post-incident health, including cardiac, nutrition, exposure, mental health, hydration, and heat stress.
Emergency services personnel are asked to take and promote the Safety Stand Down quiz, which features 13 questions and is now available at www.nfpa.org/fireservicequiz. Those who complete the quiz by Wednesday, June 23 at 11:59 p.m. ET will be automatically entered in a sweepstakes; 200 randomly selected participants will win a limited-edition challenge coin commemorating this year’s Safety Stand Down theme.
During the week of June 20-26, agencies across the country are encouraged to suspend all non-emergency activities and focus on training and education related to this year’s Safety Stand Down theme. An entire week is provided to ensure that all shifts and personnel can participate. The Safety Stand Down campaign site offers a wide array of resources for departments to utilize.
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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 critical tools, programs, education, and advocacy for first responders across the nation.
About the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA)
The Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) is a non-profit association whose mission is to champion, influence, and promote safety, health and wellness practices and standards for all emergency responders through education, certification, networking, and strategic partnerships. The association is dedicated to the issues that affect the critical role of the safety officer in protecting and promoting the safety and health responsibilities of fire departments, communities and first responders. FDSOA can be found on the web at www.fdsoa.org. Please follow FDSOA on Facebook @Fire Department Safety Officers Association, Twitter @FDSOAPubs, and Instagram @FireDeptSafety.
NFPA®: 125 Years of Protecting People and Property
The National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) is a global self-funded nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property, and economic loss due to fire, electrical, and related hazards. The association began its work to solve the fire problem in a young, industrialized nation in 1896 and is recognized around the globe as a leader in advocating for safety. NFPA delivers information and knowledge through more than 325 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach, and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission. In celebration of its 125th Anniversary, NFPA will be hosting a Conference Series and other initiatives that reflect the steadfast commitment to advancing fire and life safety by the association for the next 125 years and beyond. For more information or to view NFPA codes and standards for free, visit www.nfpa.org.