Inspect Your Facepiece Today for Safety Stand Down 2016
This week is Safety Stand Down, quiz has also been extended through June 25 so departments can incorporate it into their week’s activities. 200 participants will receive a special edition challenge coin.and departments are encouraged to spend the week focusing on safety training for all personnel.
“The First Five Minutes, Stretching the Initial Hose Line, Putting Water on the Fire.” for all personnel. Find resources and training materials relating to this year’s topic on the Safety Stand Down web site. Also refer to the FSTAR web site for additional health and safety research. The NFPA’s Safety Stand Down Quiz will also be open until June 17 – test your knowledge for a chance to win a special edition challenge coin.
The theme of the 2016 Safety Stand Down is “The First Five Minutes: Stretching the Initial Hose Line, Putting Water on the Fire.” Use this week to educate your department on what all personnel should be doing in the initial five minutes of fire incident response to ensure the safest, most efficient response.
The following resources are designed to help Chiefs, Incident Commanders, Company Officers, Firefighters, and Training Officers focus on the first five minutes of fire response. Use these materials during Safety Stand Down to make sure all members of your department are ready for the next call.
Safety Stand Down 2016 Training Resources: The First Five Minutes
- Fact Sheet: The First Five Minutes
- Fact Sheet: On Scene Incident Commander
- Fact Sheet: On Scene Company Officer
- Fact Sheet: On Scene Firefighter
- Fact Sheet: Training Officer
- Fact Sheet: After the Incident
- PowerPoint: First Five Minutes – Roles
SCBA and Facepiece Inspection
- SCBA Facepiece Inspection Checklist
- Video: SCBA Facepiece Inspection
- Fire Exposures of Fire Fighter Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Facepiece Lenses
- Fire Exposures of Firefighter Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Facepiece Lenses (NIST Technical Note 1724)
In addition, the following resources can help you focus on the safety of personnel:
- Rules of Engagement for Firefighter Survival and the Incident Commander’s Rules of Engagement for Firefighter Safety (Poster)
- Rules of Engagement for Structural Firefighting: Increasing Firefighter Survival (report and lesson plans)
- B.E.S.T. Practices for Firefighter Health and Safety
- NVFC Safety and Equipment Resources
- NVFC PPE Video Series
- IAFC Safety, Health, and Survival Section
- NFPA Standards and Codes: Free Access
- FSTAR: Firefighter Safety Through Advanced Research
- Video: Applying Research to the Fireground