All fire and EMS departments are encouraged to participate in Safety Stand Down June 18-24, 2017. The IAFC and NVFC will be providing resources to help your department focus on safety during this week. Check back for planning resources.

Submit Your Resources, Stories, and Photos

Click here to share your department’s safety and health resources, media coverage, activities you are planning for Safety Stand Down, and success stories from your department.

Safety Stand Down Webinar

A webinar on Project Mayday was provided on June 12 to introduce attendees to Project Mayday and address issues dealing with prevention, standard operating procedures, training, and operational enforcement. Most maydays can be prevented, but all areas need to be addressed at all levels within the organization. The presentation was given by Chief Donald Abbot (Ret.), Project Mayday manager. Listen to recorded webinar.

Safety and Health Training

Specific training tools and messages for this year’s Safety Stand Down will be available on the Resources page.

Find additional training from the following sources:

Safety and Health Week Quiz Sweepstakes

The National Fire Protection Association, in coordination with the National Volunteer Fire Council and International Association of Fire Chiefs, annually hosts an online Safety Stand Down Quiz to reinforce the messages behind the event’s theme. Department personnel can participate in the quiz to test their knowledge and be entered for a chance to win one of 200 Safety Stand Down challenge coins. Take quiz now.

Activity Ideas

All fire and EMS departments are encouraged to take time during the week of June 18-24 to focus on safety education and training. Make sure all duty shifts have the opportunity to participate. A specific training curriculum and resources for this year’s theme are available on the Resources page.

Check out what some local departments are doing to participate in Safety Stand Down.

Safe + Sound Week

OSHA, along with over 30 partner organizations, are holding a Safe + Sound Week June 12-18. This nationwide event is designed to raise awareness and understanding of the value of proactive safety and health programs in workplaces. The web site includes resources to help plan events and activities during the week as well as register your participation and find events across the country.

Flyers and Posters

Download these flyers and posters and place them in your department to provide all personnel with critical safety and health reminders.