It’s well-known and documented that apparatus crashes are the second leading cause of firefighter fatalities in the United States. It’s also well-known and documented that wearing seatbelts saves lives.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) has redesigned the International Seatbelt Pledge site to encourage more firefighters to buckle-up every time they get in department apparatus or their own vehicle. With a few quick “clicks” on your laptop or mobile device, it’s now easier than ever to take the pledge and make that live-saving “click” before wheels roll.
“The Foundation is very pleased to unveil the updated Seatbelt Pledge Program,” said John Tippett, Director of NFFF’s Fire Service Programs. “The program contains a number of enhancements users requested that streamline the registration process and allow department pledge managers the capability to monitor their department’s compliance progress in real time.”
Navigating the new site is straightforward and easy to use. Pledge campaign managers can send, track and – if necessary – resend email invites to department members. The department’s progress level can be tracked from the dashboard, and lists can be exported into spreadsheets and downloaded for reports.
“We want all firefighters to arrive at incidents safely so they can do their jobs. The NFFF has seen the tragic and long-lasting pain resulting from preventable firefighter fatalities and debilitating injuries. By making the site more user-friendly, we hope to encourage more firefighters to take the pledge and commit to buckling up every time for their families, their crews and their communities,” said Tippett.
For more information and to take the International Seatbelt Pledge, go to www.seatbeltpledge.com.