The 2023 Firefighter Safety Stand Down runs this week, June 19-24. 

This year’s theme is “Lithium-ion Batteries: Are You Ready?” 


Each weekday will cover a different topic relating to lithium-ion battery response and safety, which will be broken down into five daily focus areas w/ training plans/fact sheets and intro videos:

DAY 1 MONDAY 6/19/2023-Recognition of Hazards

DAY 2 TUESDAY 6/20/2023-Firefighting Operations

DAY 3 WEDNESDAY 6/21/2023-Firefighter Safety

DAY 4 THURSDAY 6/22/2023-Post-Incident Considerations

DAY 5 FRIDAY 6/23/2023-Public Education

Planning Schedule & Resources:

Everything You Need For The Week is HERE:


Departments are asked to suspend all non-emergency activities during the week to focus their attention on these efforts. Resources and training videos are available at to help departments implement Safety Stand Down strategies.

Firefighter Safety Stand Down is a joint initiative of the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ (IAFC) Safety, Health and Survival Section, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA).

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass it On.


The Secret List 6/19/2023-0800 Hours