Safety Stand Down 2020

Building a Superhighway to Safety – Protecting our Responders on Roadways

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Taking place each year during the third week of June, Safety Stand Down highlights critical safety, health, and survival issues for the fire and emergency services. Departments and personnel are asked to suspend all non-emergency activities during the week to focus their attention on safety and health education and training. A week is provided to ensure all duty shifts can participate.

The 2020 Safety Stand Down takes place June 14-20. This year’s theme calls attention to the hazards that responders face while performing their duties on roadways. Operating in roadways continues to be some of the most treacherous incident scenes we respond to. This important initiative encourages everyone to refresh their techniques and learn new skills based on research and nationally recognized best practices. Use the resources and training on this site to participate in this year’s Safety Stand Down.

PROTECTING OUR RESPONDERS ON ROADWAYS

The 2020 Safety Stand Down focuses on improving safety and reducing the risks responders face at roadway incidents. View training materials and resources for this theme.

SAFETY STAND DOWN WEBINAR

Watch this on-demand webinar hosted by Jack Sullivan that highlights this year’s theme of protecting responders at roadway incidents. Click here for the corresponding worksheet.

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. 200 quiz takers were randomly selected to receive a Safety Stand Down challenge coin; due to the pandemic, please allow extra time for arrival.

SUCCESS STORIES

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