International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week Starts Sunday

The 2015 International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week, hosted annually by the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), is only a few days away. Use this event to focus on safety and health training in your emergency services department and what you can do in your community, department, and for yourself to Create a Culture of Safety.

Creating a Culture of Safety emphasizes both the need to change attitudes and behaviors to foster an environment that embraces safety and the need to proactively reduce risk. The entire fire, EMS, and rescue service community can work together to eliminate preventable tragedy and minimize the immediate and long-term risks of emergency response.

The Safety and Health Week web site features resources and tools to help you Create a Culture of Safety, as well as planning materials including activity ideas, a local press release template, flyers and posters, web ads, and a social media plan. Click here to find out more about Safety and Health Week.