Safety Stand Down 2021

Rebuild Rehab

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 2021 Safety Stand Down takes place June 20-26. The theme is “Rebuild Rehab.” This theme focuses on the critical importance of physical and psychological rehab to mitigate the physiological and mental impacts of firefighting. The goal is to make sure everyone is ready to respond to the next emergency. The expectation is that departments will re-visit rehab procedures to ensure that post-incident protocol covers all areas of health and safety, including cardiac, nutrition, exposure, psychological, hydration, and heat stress. Read press release.


The 2021 Safety Stand Down focuses on rebuilding rehab to encompass all areas of post-incident health and wellness. View training materials and resources for this theme to enhance your department’s activities.


Find training and resources to help plan your department’s Safety Stand Down activities. New presentations have just been added!


Take the Safety Stand Down quiz to test your knowledge of this year’s theme of Rebuild Rehab. 200 quiz takers have been randomly selected to receive a limited-edition Safety Stand Down challenge coin.


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