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 takes place June 18-24 and focuses on lithium-ion battery response with the theme “Lithium-Ion Batteries: Are you Ready?” Five daily focus areas highlight different aspects of this critical safety topic. Additional planning materials and resources will be added to this web site leading up to Safety Stand Down. Read press release.

Lithium-Ion Batteries: Are You Ready?

The 2023 Safety Stand Down focuses on responder safety during incidents involving lithium-ion batteries. Training materials and resources  are available. Stay tuned in the coming months as more will be added.


Find training, presentations, and resources to help plan your department’s Safety Stand Down activities. More materials will be added soon!


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.


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