The 2022 Safety Stand Down Quiz on Situational Awareness is Now Live

This year’s Safety Stand Down takes place June 19-25 with the theme “Situational Awareness: The Foundation for Good Decision-Making.” An interactive online quiz is now live to support this theme and educate responders on important considerations and practices related to situational awareness.

The Safety Stand Down campaign and quiz is organized by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Safety, Health, and Survival Section, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) so that the nation’s more than 29,000 fire departments can focus on a particular responder safety concern during the third week in June. This year, situational awareness takes center stage so that firefighters are prepared to solve problems, prevent bad outcomes, and make better decisions in high stress environments including structure fires, EMS calls, wildland incidents, roadway response, and during acts of violence.

Emergency services personnel are encouraged to take and promote the Safety Stand Down quiz, which is now available at Those who complete the quiz by Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. ET will be automatically entered in a sweepstakes with 20 randomly selected participants winning a signed copy of the book Situational Awareness Matters Volume 3 by Richard B. Gasaway, CSP and 200 randomly selected participants winning a limited-edition challenge coin commemorating this year’s Safety Stand Down theme.

During the week of June 19-25, agencies across the country are asked to suspend all non-emergency activities and train on situational awareness. An entire week is provided to ensure that all shifts and personnel can participate. In the weeks leading up to Safety Stand Down, fire service leaders and training officers can visit the campaign web site at to access resources and relevant insights; new tools will be added on a regular basis.

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

About the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA)
FDSOA was established in 1989 as a nonprofit association. Its mission is to promote safety standards and practices in the fire, rescue, and emergency services fields. FDSOA works to help first responders achieve proficiency, skills, and safety; and promotes the safety and health responsibilities that Safety Officers have to departments and communities.

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global self-funded 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. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed online for free at