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Safety Stand Down 2020 Focuses on Keeping Responders Safe on Roadways

This week, first responders across the United States are observing Safety Stand Down by taking a break from regular activities to bring attention to the different hazards that responders can encounter while carrying out their duties on roadways.

This year’s theme, “Building a Superhighway to Safety – Protecting our Responders on Roadways,” is meant to encourage fire and EMS agencies to review safety techniques and learn new skills based on the latest research and nationally recognized best practices.

You can learn more by visiting and reading this announcement from the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Safety, Health and Survival Section, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).