I am pleased to announce another successful year co-sponsoring the International Fire/EMS Safety & Health Week Quiz. A joint initiative between the NFPA,the National Volunteer Fire Council and the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the Safety & Health Week will run from June 14-20, 2015. The Safety & Health Week “…is designed to increase awareness and action so that safety and health become a priority in all fire departments.” During the week, fire departments are urged to stand down on all non-emergency operations in order to dedicate the time to health and safety training. This year's theme is "Creating A Culture of Safety."
The NFPA, IAFC and NVFC have sponsored the Safety & Health Quiz for the last few years and each year has brought an increase in
participation and positive results. This year the quiz was viewed 4,350 times, and taken 3,464 times. 1,830 people also completed the sweepstakes submission form by entering their email address. By comparison, here are the numbers from the last two year’s quizzes:
- 2014: Just under 3,000 website visits, 1,268 quiz
completions and 736 sweepstakes entrants
- 2013: 2,200 site visits, 912 quiz takers and 615
This year 200 randomly selected winners will receive a challenge coin entitled “Creating a Culture of Safety”
You can visit our site below to learn more;
I am very grateful to have had the chance to work with such
a great team. Lauren Backstrom and Amy Sturtevant (NFPA), Kim Quiros (NVFC), and
Richard Miller (IAFC). Thank you!