Safety Stand Down 2020
Building a Superhighway to Safety – Protecting our Responders on Roadways
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Taking place each year during the third week of June, Safety Stand Down highlights critical safety, health, and survival issues for the fire and emergency services. Departments and personnel are asked to suspend all non-emergency activities during the week to focus their attention on safety and health education and training. A week is provided to ensure all duty shifts can participate.
The 2020 Safety Stand Down takes place June 14-20. This year’s theme calls attention to the hazards that responders face while performing their duties on roadways. Operating in roadways continues to be some of the most treacherous incident scenes we respond to. This important initiative encourages everyone to refresh their techniques and learn new skills based on research and nationally recognized best practices. Use the resources and training on this site to participate in this year’s Safety Stand Down.
PROTECTING OUR RESPONDERS ON ROADWAYS
The 2020 Safety Stand Down focuses on improving safety and reducing the risks responders face at roadway incidents. View training materials and resources for this theme.
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SAFETY STAND DOWN WEBINARS
A webinar will be held to highlight this year’s Safety Stand Down theme. Stay tuned for details.
SAFETY STAND DOWN QUIZ
The National Fire Protection Association, in coordination with the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the National Volunteer Fire Council, annually hosts an online Safety Stand Down Quiz. Quiz takers are entered for a chance to win a Safety Stand Down challenge coin.
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All fire and EMS departments are encouraged to participate in Safety Stand Down. Resources are available to help you implement the event in your department.