All fire and EMS departments are encouraged to participate in Safety Stand Down from June 20-26, 2021. The below resources are available to help your department plan activities for the week. More planning tools will be added in the coming weeks.
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Safety Stand Down Daily Themes
Each weekday during Safety Stand Down will be dedicated to a specific aspect of a comprehensive rehab program. Video training presentations relating to specific topics will be available on this page prior to Safety Stand Down week. The daily themes are as follows:
- Monday: Heat Stress/Hydration
- Tuesday: Cardiac Health/Nutrition
- Wednesday: Exposure Mitigation
- Thursday: Mental Health
- Friday: Rehab Support Operations
Download the NFPA’s new Rehabilitation for Emergency Operations and Training Fact Sheet here.
Find resources for each of the daily themes here.
Safety and Health Week 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. 200 participants are randomly selected to receive a limited-edition Safety Stand Down challenge coin. Take the quiz.
Safety Stand Down Podcast
Scottsdale (AZ) Assistant Fire Chief Eric Valliere was featured on FireRescue1’s Side Alpha podcast to explain this year’s Safety Stand Down theme, “Rebuild Rehab,” and what firefighters need to know. Listen.
Facebook Live Discussion
The NVFC and partner DripDrop hosted a live discussion on the NVFC’s Facebook page to discuss three aspects of this year’s Safety Stand Down theme – hydration, exposure risk reduction, and psychological wellbeing. Watch the recording.
Safety and Health Training
Specific training tools and messages for this year’s Safety Stand Down are available on the Resources page.
Find additional training from the following sources:
Future Safety Stand Down Dates
Safety Stand Down is held annually during the third week of June.