The theme of the 2016 Safety Stand Down is “The First Five Minutes: Stretching the Initial Hose Line, Putting Water on the Fire.” Use this week to educate your department on what all personnel should be doing in the initial five minutes of fire incident response to ensure the safest, most efficient response.

The following resources are designed to help Chiefs, Incident Commanders, Company Officers, Firefighters, and Training Officers focus on the first five minutes of fire response. Use these materials during Safety Stand Down to make sure all members of your department are ready for the next call.

Safety Stand Down 2016 Training Resources: The First Five Minutes

SCBA and Facepiece Inspection

Additional Resources

In addition, the following resources can help you focus on the safety of personnel:

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Together we can protect our first responders and avoid tragedy by creating a culture in our fire service where safety always comes first.