Thousands Stand Down

August 2005
Fire Chief;Aug2005, Vol. 49 Issue 8, p13
Trade Publication
The article reports that fire departments across the U.S. participated in a national stand down for firefighter safety beginning June 21, 2005. The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is continuing to gather information on the national stand down's penetration to fire departments through surveys to its members, state fire training directors, state fire marshals' offices and the other 19 partnering organizations that supported the stand down. Very initial estimates from the IAFC indicated about 5,000 fire departments took part in the national stand down, according to Executive Director Garry Briese. The stand down asked department's to cease non-emergency activities to focus on firefighter safety. A full-page advertisement sponsored by Jeep and Daimler Chrysler Corp. ran in USA Today, putting the stand down in front of 5.2 million readers.


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