This year’s Fire Service Safety Stand Down Quiz Sweepstakes emphasizes the safety theme “Building a Super Highway to Safety – Protecting our Responders on Roadways,” and is now available for taking and sharing.
Each year, NFPA, the IAFC Safety, Health & Survival Section, and NVFC organize the Safety Stand Down campaign as well as an interactive online quiz to bring attention to a particular responder safety concern. This year’s initiative highlights safety measures to protect firefighters, EMS providers, and other emergency personnel while responding to roadway incidents.
Responders are asked to refresh their roadside safety techniques and learn new skills based on current research, nationally recognized best practices, and the growing number of distracted drivers behind the wheel today. Campaign resources can be found at www.safetystanddown.org. During the week of June 14-20, agencies across the country are encouraged to suspend all non-emergency activities and focus on training and education related to this year’s awareness theme. An entire week is provided to ensure that all shifts and personnel can participate.
Emergency services personnel are also asked to take and promote the campaign quiz which features 12 questions. Those who complete the quiz at www.nfpa.org/fireservicequiz by Wednesday, June 17 will be automatically entered in a sweepstakes; then 200 randomly selected participants will win a limited-edition challenge coin commemorating this year’s Safety Stand Down theme.
Safety Stand Down is supported by national and international fire and emergency service organizations, including ResponderSafety.com who assisted in the quiz development.