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Safety Stand Down June 19-25

Safety Stand Down is a joint initiative of the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). The event is coordinated by the NVFC and the IAFC Safety, Health and Survival Section, and is supported by national and international fire and emergency service organizations as well as health and safety-related organizations and agencies.

Fire departments are encouraged to suspend all non-emergency activity during Safety Stand Down in order to focus on training and education related to this year’s theme: “The First 5 Minutes – Stretching the Initial Hose Line, Putting Water on the Fire” An entire week is provided to ensure all shifts and duty crew can participate. Learn more about this year’s theme.

FSTAR has created a list of additional related materials to go along with the theme of “The First Five Minutes” Fact Sheets.

Before the Incident

Initial Attack Line

On Scene

After the Fire


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