Safety Stand Down 2024

Fire Training: Back to Basics

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 2024 Safety Stand Down will take place June 16-22 and emphasize the importance of a solid, foundational training program with the theme “Fire Training: Back to Basics.” Five daily focus areas will highlight building the foundation of a training program, assessing the needs of the community and department, safety during training, physical and behavioral/mental health considerations, and the 12 foundations of fire department training.

Use the resources on this site to start planning your Safety Stand Down event.

Fire Training: Back to Basics

The 2024 Safety Stand Down focuses on building a strong foundation for a firefighter training program. Find resources and tools on this critical topic.


Learn the daily focus topics, download the 12 Foundations of Fire Department Training, get activity ideas, and more to help plan and implement your department’s Safety Stand Down event.


Test your knowledge of this year’s theme of Fire Training: Back to Basics. 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.