Safety and Health Week

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Safety and Health Week Quiz Sweepstakes  
The National Fire Protection Association, in coordination with the International Association of Fire Chiefs and National Volunteer Fire Council is  hosting an online Safety and Health Week quiz  that reinforces the messages behind this year’s theme,  “Creating a Culture of Safety.”

Take the 15-question quiz to test your knowledge and encourage all department personnel to take the quiz in preparation for Safety and Health Week activities. Everyone who completes the quiz will be automatically entered into a sweepstakes to win one of 200 specially designed 2015 Safety and Health Week Challenge Coins.

The quiz is open from  May 4-June 11 , and winners will be notified during Safety and Health Week. (

Take the quiz now at fire service quiz. Safety Quiz


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Nomination and Eligibility Guidelines Safety, Health and Survival Section Awards

Award Nomination Guidelines 2015

Recognize the people who keep you safe.

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Creating a Culture of Safety

International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week takes place June 14-20, 2015. This year’s theme is Creating a Culture of Safety. Members of the fire and emergency services are encouraged to use this week 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.

Expanding the Fight Against Cancer in the Fire Service

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Join FCSN’s latest firefighter cancer prevention initiative: Wash-Your-Hood-Sunday!

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Don’t Miss the FRI Excitement

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Get Your Free Health Screening at FRI

The SHS Section is proud to partner with Life Scan to offer health assessments, including ultrasound imaging of the heart (echocardiogram) and aorta (detection of aneurysms).

Reserve your spot today! Email to sign up for your free health screening.

Plus, enter to win! Life Scan will give away two full NFPA 1582-compliant physicals. Winner will receive airfare to Tampa Bay and a two-night hotel stay to complete the physical.

More on FRI 2014 here…

Safety & Health Week 2015

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Save the date: June 14-20. For safety and health tips, tools, and information visit:

NIOSH – Fire Fighter Fatality Map

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The NIOSH Division of Safety Research has released a new website entitled Fire Fighter Fatality Map. Developed to increase awareness of fire fighter deaths and to provide quick access to up-to-date fire fighter fatality information, the site combines fire fighter fatality case information from the USFA with information about NIOSH fire fighter fatality investigations. Links to NIOSH reports for fatalities that have been investigated through the NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program (FFFIPP) are included.

Evaluation of Dermal Exposures in Firefighters

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This is the final report from the NIOSH study evaluating dermal exposures and biological uptake of polycyclic and other aromatic hydrocarbons in firefighters. NIOSH also measured air concentrations of various contaminants inside burn structures and off-gassing from turnout gear.FF Dermal Study 2010-0156-3196