Creating a Culture of Safety

International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week took place June 14-20, 2015. This year’s theme was Creating a Culture of Safety. Members of the fire and emergency services can continue to use the resources on this site to focus on safety and health training and what you can do to create a culture of safety in your community, your department, and for yourself.

Safety and Health Week Webinars

Webinars on firefighter functional fitness, the Vulnerability Assessment Program, and firefighter cancer are now available via the Planning page of this web site.

Department Fitness Challenge

Check out this firefighter functional fitness circuit created by the East Whiteland Fire Department and consider holding your own department fitness challenge. Send us your videos to help inspire others. Learn more.

Share Your Story

Share your department’s 2015 Safety and Health Week success story, media coverage, activities, and what you plan to do to keep the momentum going all year long. Click here to access the form.

What Fire Service Leaders Are Saying...

“Creating a culture of safety in our departments and communities is the first step to effectively protecting life and property. I encourage chiefs, chief officers, and everyone in the fire and emergency service to fully embrace and participate this year in International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week.”

– Chief G. Keith Bryant, IAFC President and Chairman

“Creating a culture of safety will result in fewer fatalities, injuries, and illnesses, resulting in a stronger, more resilient fire and emergency service. Together, we can achieve culture change and reduce the risks our responders face.”

– Chief Philip C. Stittleburg, NVFC Chairman