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Safety Stand Down 2022 to focus on situational awareness

As we approach Stand Down Week, June 19-25, take this Safety Stand Down quiz to test your situational awareness knowledge


By FireRescue1 staff

CHANTILLY, Va. — The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) has announced that the theme of the 2022 Safety Stand Down campaign is “Situational Awareness: The Foundation of Good Decision-Making.”

The Safety Stand Down highlights critical safety, health, and survival issues for fire and emergency services personnel. Departments are asked to suspend all non-emergency activities during the week to focus their attention on safety and health education efforts. The 2022 Stand Down is scheduled for June 19-25.

[Take the Safety Stand Down Quiz below]

The 2022 theme focuses on the importance of situational awareness during response operations to help firefighters solve problems, prevent bad outcomes, and make better decisions in high stress environments. Five daily focus areas will highlight situational awareness during different incident types:

  1. Structure fires
  2. EMS
  3. Wildland incidents
  4. Roadway response
  5. Acts of violence

The campaign is sponsored by the IAFC Safety, Health and Survival Section, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Fire Department Safety Officer Association (FDSOA).

Resources, training videos, and a PowerPoint presentation will be made available prior to the week at to help departments plan for and implement Safety Stand Down strategies. In addition, the NFPA will once again host the Fire Service Safety Stand Down Quiz to raise awareness and foster a greater understanding of this year’s theme. Everyone who completes the online quiz will be automatically entered into a sweepstakes; 200 randomly selected participants will win a commemorative Safety Stand Down challenge coin.

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