First off, I think everyone is familiar with what a smorgasboard is (For my whole life I thought it to be exclusively a Pennsylvania thing, but it's apparent everyone knows what one is), but I'd call it more of a plethora of safety issues. You know, plethora, like a "large amount, to the point of being undesirable.
In my search for a safety message for my crew this morning, I found plenty to discuss, all at Firehouse.com, all of them posted within the last few days.
What are our choices today in getting injured or killed? Let's look and see; would it be the continued reluctance of some in our profession to use their seat belts? Or would it be the problems associated with maintaining a safe perimeter while working in traffic? Of course, you could work at this department where staying out of the emergency room seems to be a serious challenge.
Other than the seat belt issue (which I can't understand how a firefighter on this planet hasn't had this beat into them by now), there is likely more to the story and I certainly don't insinuate that anyone screwed up without having the facts. But what I am pointing out is, it doesn't just always happen "somewhere else".
What things do you see around your department that can get you injured or killed? In this New Year, I challenge you to look at the possibilities and make the right choices, that is, the choice to be safe.