International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week is a joint initiative of the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), and sponsored by NFPA. The event is coordinated by the NVFC Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program and the IAFC Safety, Health and Survival Section, and is supported by national and international fire and emergency service organizations as well as health and safety-related organizations and agencies.
The 2014 event is taking place this week, June 15-21. Fire departments are encouraged to suspend all non-emergency activity during Safety and Health Week in order to focus on safety and health training and education. An entire week is provided to ensure all shifts and duty crew can participate.
The theme of this year's Safety and Health Week is "Train Like You Fight." The IAFC and NVFC have provided many resources and tools to help your department focus on health and safety through the website, including resources to help your department keep a safe training ground as well as get the proper training to prepare for fireground operations.
Two free webinars will also be held during Safety and Health Week. Plan to attend as part of your Safety and Health Week activities. Learn more and register on the Planning page of the Safety & Health Week website.