Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: June 22-28, 2008 . Committed to Long-Term Results. Purpose.
Committed to Long-Term Results
Always Buckle Up
Wellness & Fitness
Fit for duty
Proper use of gear
Inspection and Cleaning
Safety Gear Inspection findingsThree Key Safety Areas
TENNESSEE FIRE TRUCK OVERTURNS; FOUR FIREFIGHTERS INJURED
2 KILLED AS CAR, FIRE ENGINE CRASH IN POMPANO BEACH, FL
FLORIDA FIREFIGHTER HIT BY CAR
FIREFIGHTERS SERIOUSLY HURT IN CRASH WHILE RESPONDING TO EMERGENCY
OREGON: FF INJURED IN APPARATUSCRASH
APPARATUS OVERTURNS WHILE RESPONDING... IN MARYLAND
THREE ILLINOIS FIREFIGHTERS INJURED... 1 STRUCK WHILE LAYING THE SUPPLY LINE...
EMT CRITICAL IN RESPONSE ACCIDENT - EJECTED - NO SEAT BELT
NORTH CAROLINA FIRE TRUCK OVERTURNS EN ROUTE TO WRECK
Seat belts can save lives.
Seat belts can reduce your risk of serious injury.
Thousands of people who die in car crashes each year might still be alive if they had been wearing their seatbelts.
It’s easy and only takes a few seconds.
It’s the LAW!Emergency Vehicle Policy -Always Buckle Up
4.2 The driver shall not begin to move the apparatus until all passengers are seated and properly secured. All passengers shall remain seated and secured as long as the apparatus’s parking brake is not activated. Seatbelts shall not be loosened or released while en route to dress or don equipment.
4.3 Members shall not attempt to mount or dismount from a moving apparatus under any circumstances.Driving Procedure – Seatbelts
5.1 Immediate Supervisors
THE DRIVER IS IN CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND THEREFORE RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS MOVEMENT
HE OR SHE SHOULD NOT MOVE THE VEHICLE UNTIL THE SPOTTERS ARE IN PLACE
IF THE DRIVER LOSES SIGHT OF ONE OF THE SPOTTERS, HE/SHE SHALL STOP THE VEHICLE UNTIL THEY ARE BACK IN HIS/HER SIGHT
IF AT ANY TIME THE DRIVER FEELS THAT THE SITUATION IS NOT SAFE, HE/SHE SHOULD STOP THE VEHICLE UNTIL THE SITUATION HAS BEEN CORRECTED
THIS MAY MEAN GETTINGOUT AND PHYSICALLY WALKING AROUND THE VEHICLE AND DOWN THE ROAD WHERE THE VEHICLE IS HEADEDDRIVERS RESPONSIBILTIES