Safety Stand Down 2023

Lithium-Ion Batteries: Are You Ready?

Taking place each year during the third full week of June, Safety Stand Down highlights critical safety, health, and survival issues for fire and emergency services personnel. Departments are asked to suspend all non-emergency activities during the week to focus their attention on safety and health education efforts. A week is provided to ensure that all duty shifts can participate.

The 2023 Safety Stand Down took place June 18-24 and focused on lithium-ion battery response with the theme “Lithium-Ion Batteries: Are you Ready?” Five daily focus areas highlighted different aspects of this critical safety topic. Read press release.

Use the resources on this site to continue to focus on this important topic throughout the year, and stay tuned in early 2024 for information about the next Safety Stand Down.

Lithium-Ion Batteries: Are You Ready?

The 2023 Safety Stand Down focuses on responder safety during incidents involving lithium-ion batteries. Find training materials and resources  on this critical topic.


Learn the daily focus topics and find corresponding training, fact sheets, and information to help plan and implement your department’s Safety Stand Down activities.


Test your knowledge of this year’s theme of lithium-ion battery response. 200 quiz takers will win a limited-edition Safety Stand Down challenge coin, courtesy of NFPA.

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Read how other departments have participated in Safety Stand Down and submit your own department’s success story to help inspire others.