Safety Stand Down: Fire Training – Back To Basics

This week is Firefighter Safety Stand Down, and fire departments are encouraged to suspend non-emergency operations to focus on training and education relating to this year’s theme – Fire Training: Back to Basics. Daily topics focus on the fundamentals of a successful training program, culminating in the 12 Foundations of Fire Department Training.

Many resources are available to help departments implement Safety Stand Down and enhance their training initiatives throughout the year. These include:

  • The 12 Foundations of Fire Department Training, which can be used as discussion points during crew training or on a meeting night. Download the poster to hang in the station as a constant reminder for all personnel.
  • The Safety Stand Down Quiz, which tests your knowledge of this year’s theme. Take the quiz by June 19 to enter for the chance to win a limited-edition challenge coin.
  • Activity ideas and resources that can be used this week and beyond to strengthen and enhance your department’s training initiatives.
  • Presentations on each of the week’s daily themes.
  • On-demand recordings of a Roundtable Talk and Podcast focusing on this year’s theme.

Find all these resources and more at You can also submit your Safety Stand Down Success Story to let us know how your department focuses on safety, health, and training so you can help inspire others.

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