2014 Safety and HealthWeek

Train Like You Fight!

The 2014 International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week will be held June 15-21. Check out the pages of this web site for tools, resources, and planning materials to help you and your department have a successful event and focus on health, safety, and training all year long. 

What is This Week all About?

International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week is a joint initiative of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the National Volunteer Fire Council. The event focuses on the critical importance of responders taking care of themselves both on and off the emergency incident scene. An entire week is provided to ensure all shifts and duty crew can participate. Learn more.

Share Your Resources

Share your department’s 2014 Safety and Health Week resources, 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...

“The success of emergency incident operations are a direct reflection of a commitment to training. All habits, good and bad, are formed during training so it is critical that our focus be on ensuring the highest quality opportunities possible for our most important resource ‒ our responders.”

– Battalion Chief Matthew Tobia, IAFC's Safety, Health and Survival Section Chair

“Utilizing fire training programs that conform to the highest professional standards and operating a safe fire training ground at all times are two of the NVFC’s priorities for health and safety. Training is vital to firefighters and EMS personnel, and our job is dangerous enough without adding to it by being lax or unprepared during the very same activities designed to make us ready for the next call.”

– Chief Philip C. Stittleburg, NVFC Chairman