On August 4-6, 2009 members of the Leon Valley and Balcones Heights (TX) Fire Departments received the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Courage to Be Safe® presentation from Texas state advocate Willie Mora.
Initiative 16: Apparatus and Equipment Design Safety
U.S. Fire Administration News Release Emmitsburg, MD – The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) is pleased to announce that the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has added its logo to the National Fire Service Seat Belt Pledge 100% Participation Certificate. This endorsement of the seat belt campaign, by NIOSH Acting Director Dr. Christine… Read more »
Beatrice, Nebraska Fire Department members have taken the pledge to always were seat belts when riding in emergency vehicles.
The Dearborn Fire Department was recently honored for 100 percent of its membership committing to follow the rules regarding proper use of seat belts while driving or riding in fire vehicles.
Firefighter Joe Torkos (LODD) was ejected from the Engine he was driving when it was struck by an SUV at an intersection. The officer, also ejected, and two firefighters were injured.