Take and Share the 2019 Safety Stand Down Quiz on Firefighter Contamination

To raise awareness of occupational cancer risks and firefighter contamination, the National Fire Protection Association, International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Safety Health & Survival Section, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have launched The “Fire Service Safety Stand Down Quiz” Sweepstakes. The informative and interactive online quiz emphasizes the importance of the 2019 Safety Stand Down theme, “Reduce Your Exposure: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility.”

The NFPA, IAFC, and NVFC are asking all fire and emergency services personnel to promote and take the 2019 quiz, which is available through June 19 at www.nfpa.org/fireservicequiz. The quiz contains 13 questions that center around decontamination best practices and resources developed to reduce the risk of firefighter exposure.

Everyone who completes the quiz will be automatically entered into the sweepstakes, and 200 randomly selected participants will win a limited-edition challenge coin commemorating this year’s Safety Stand Down theme.

Safety Stand Down is a joint educational and awareness initiative of the IAFC, NVFC, and NFPA. This year’s event takes place June 16-22, and agencies across the country are encouraged to suspend all non-emergency activities during that time so that they can focus on training and education related to this year’s theme. An entire week is provided to ensure that all shifts and personnel can participate. Topic information, training downloads, and videos can be found at www.safetystanddown.org, the official web site for the Safety Stand Down event.

“Within the fire service today, one of the greatest concerns is firefighter contamination – and rightly so,” said Curt Floyd, NFPA’s fire service technical lead and a former deputy fire chief. “NFPA is proud to collaborate with the IAFC and NVFC on the Safety Stand Down campaign so that we are keeping the issues of firefighter exposure on the forefront. The sweepstakes quiz, and the campaign itself, helps us to remind firefighters and others that we need to remain vigilant when it comes to firefighter health and safety.”

Test your knowledge today and enter the sweepstakes at www.nfpa.org/fireservicequiz.

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 invaluable tools, programs, education, and advocacy for first responders across the nation.

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property, and economic loss due to fire, electrical, and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach, and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission. For more information visit www.nfpa.org. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed online for free at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.