Safety Stand Down 2019

Safety Stand Down takes place June 16-22, 2019. This event highlights critical safety, health, and survival issues for the fire and emergency services. All departments and personnel are asked to take the week of June 16-22 to focus their attention on safety and health education and training. A week is provided to ensure all duty shifts can participate.

This year’s theme is REDUCE YOUR EXPOSURE: IT’S EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY. Cancer is one of the most serious threats facing firefighters, but there are specific actions you can take to lessen the risks to yourself and your crew. Use the materials on this site to implement Safety Stand Down in your department.

REDUCE YOUR EXPOSURE: IT'S EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY

The 2019 Safety Stand Down focuses on the recommendations in the Lavender Ribbon Report for reducing occupational cancer risks. View training materials and resources for this theme.

SAFETY STAND DOWN WEBINARS

Registration is now open for webinars taking place during this year’s Safety Stand Down Week.

SAFETY STAND DOWN QUIZ

The National Fire Protection Association, in coordination with the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the National Volunteer Fire Council, annually hosts an online Safety Stand Down Quiz. Quiz takers are entered for a chance to win a Safety Stand Down challenge coin.

EVENT PLANNING

All fire and EMS departments are encouraged to participate in Safety Stand Down. Resources are available to help you implement the event in your department.