Use these resources to implement Safety Stand Down in your department. Additional materials that can be incorporated into your Safety Stand Down training and activities will be posted in the weeks leading up to Safety Stand Down.
Safety Stand Down Daily Themes
Each weekday during Safety Stand Down will be dedicated to a different topic relating to responder safety during incidents involving lithium-ion batteries.
- Monday: Recognition of Hazards
- Tuesday: Firefighting Operations
- Wednesday: Firefighter Safety
- Thursday: Post-Incident Considerations
- Friday: Public Education
Training Materials and Presentations
Daily Focus Theme Fact Sheets/Training Points:
- Recognition of Hazards
- Firefighting Operations
- Firefighter Safety
- Post-Incident Considerations
- Public Education – coming soon
Frequently Asked Questions: Find the answers to frequently asked questions about lithium-ion batteries and incident response here.
Roundtable Talk: Join representatives from the IAFC, NVFC, NFPA, FDSOA, and IAFF for a Roundtable Talk on June 5 at 2pm ET to discuss this year’s theme of “Lithium-Ion Batteries: Are You Ready?,” the daily focus topics, and how your department can participate in Safety Stand Down. Register to attend on Zoom, or watch on the NVFC’s Facebook page. Note, the recording will be posted here after the event takes place.
Find more resources and training on the resources page.
Safety Stand Down Quiz Sweepstakes
The NFPA, in coordination with the NVFC, IAFC, and FDSOA, annually hosts an online Safety Stand Down Quiz to reinforce the messages behind the event’s theme. Those who take the quiz can enter to win a sweepstakes – 200 participants will be randomly selected to receive a limited-edition Safety Stand Down challenge coin. Take the quiz now and challenge your crew to do the same.
Safety and Health Training
Specific training tools and messages for this year’s Safety Stand Down will be available soon. You can also find on-demand training courses relating to lithium-ion battery response on the Resources page of this site.
Additional training includes the following:
- The NVFC Training Summit will take place June 23-24 in Oklahoma City, OK. The agenda will focus on health, safety, recruitment, retention, and leadership, with a session on electric vehicle response.
- IAFC e-Learning
- NVFC Virtual Classroom
- NFPA Training and Certification
Submit Your Resources, Stories, and Photos
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Future Safety Stand Down Dates
Safety Stand Down is held annually during the third week of June.