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NFPA, IAFC and NVFC launch 2017 Safety Stand Down Quiz Sweepstakes

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QUINCY, MA -- The “Fire Service Safety Stand Down Quiz” Sweepstakes is back as part of the annual Safety Stand Down campaign.

Hosted by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in conjunction with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the interactive online quiz emphasizes the importance of the 2017 Safety Stand Down theme, “Mayday, Self Rescue & Rapid Intervention.”

The NFPA, IAFC and NVFC are asking career firefighters, volunteer firefighters, EMTs and other fire service personnel to take the 2017 quiz, which will be available June 12 through June 24 at www.nfpa.org/fireservicequiz. The quiz contains 17 questions related to “Mayday” situations and the response tactics required when rescuing a trapped firefighter.

Everyone who completes the quiz will be automatically entered into the sweepstakes; 200 randomly selected participants will win a specially designed challenge coin commemorating this year’s Safety Stand Down theme.

Safety Stand Down is a joint initiative of the IAFC and NVFC. Formerly called International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week, the educational and awareness initiative takes place June 18-24. With this year’s theme, members of the fire and emergency services are encouraged to review self-rescue strategies and protocol for rescuing trapped firefighters that week. This year’s campaign and training refreshers apply to chiefs, incident commanders, company officers, and firefighters.

“Safety Stand Down highlights the importance of firefighter safety and the need for being informed and responsive on the fire ground,” said Ken Willette, NFPA’s fire service segment director and a former fire chief. “The Mayday and firefighter rescue theme applies to all levels of the fire service. NFPA applauds the NVFC and the IAFC for reminding firefighters and command staff to remain vigilant in their training and responsiveness. We are happy to reinforce key rescue messages via our Fire Service Safety Stand Down Quiz.”

Test your knowledge today at www.nfpa.org/fireservicequiz.


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