Safety Stand Down 2022

Situational Awareness: The Foundation for Good Decision Making

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 2022 Safety Stand Down theme is “Situational Awareness: The Foundation for Good Decision Making.” This theme focuses on the importance of situational awareness during response operations to help firefighters solve problems, prevent bad outcomes, and make better decisions in high stress environments. Five daily focus areas will highlight situational awareness during different incident types: structure fires, EMS, wildland incidents, roadway response, and acts of violence.

Situational Awareness

The 2022 Safety Stand Down focuses on the importance of situational awareness to solve problems, prevent bad outcomes, and make better decisions in high stress environments. Training materials and resources for this theme will be available.

PLAN YOUR ACTIVITIES

Find training and resources to help plan your department’s Safety Stand Down activities.

SAFETY STAND DOWN QUIZ

Test your knowledge of this year’s theme of situational awareness. 20 quiz takers will win a signed copy of the book Situational Awareness for Emergency Response by Richard B. Gasaway, and 200 quiz takers will win a limited-edition Safety Stand Down challenge coin.

SUCCESS STORIES

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