Use these resources to implement Safety Stand Down in your department.
Safety Stand Down Daily Training Topics
Each weekday during Safety Stand Down will be dedicated to a different topic relating to responder safety during incidents involving lithium-ion batteries. Below are the daily topics and corresponding training materials.
Monday: Recognition of Hazards
Tuesday: Firefighting Operations
Wednesday: Firefighter Safety
Thursday: Post-Incident Considerations
Friday: Public Education
Additional Training and Planning Materials
Activity Ideas: Not sure what to do for Safety Stand Down? Start with these activity ideas.
Frequently Asked Questions: Find the answers to frequently asked questions about lithium-ion batteries and incident response here.
Roundtable Talk: Representatives from the IAFC, NVFC, NFPA, FDSOA, and IAFF participated in a Roundtable Talk on June 5 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. Watch the recording.
Podcast: Deputy Chief Darin Wallentine from the IAFC joined FireRescue1’s Better Every Shift podcast to discuss the 2023 Safety Stand Down, training opportunities and resources available, and critical information and messaging points surrounding lithium-ion batteries. Listen here.
Articles: Get more ideas for this year’s Safety Stand Down from these articles:
- Lithium-Ion Training on a Budget, by Tom Miller, NVFC, for FireRescue1
- Step-by-Step: Incorporating the Safety Stand Down Theme into Training, by Curt Floyd, NFPA, for FireRescue1
- Lithium-Ion Batteries: Are You Ready for Safety Stand Down?, by David Bullard, NVFC, for Fire Engineering
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. The quiz is now closed.
Safety and Health Training
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:
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Future Safety Stand Down Dates
Safety Stand Down is held annually during the third week of June.