When you get ready to rollout onto the streets today, make sure everyone is buckled up and secured in their seats. That means everyone. If you don't have an SOP that ensures all personnel on every company are requried to be buckled in before the appratus leaves the station floor, then you're only gambling with the lives of your firefighters.
Take a look at the Near Miss Reporting System web site. There's a tremendous amount of usefull information, especially in the way of operating experience and near misses. Learn from them, so that a near miss doesn't turn into something more serious, like the recent events we've talked about here. Take a look at the National Seat Belt Pledge and also check out the Near Miss Report of the week-ROTW. Slow down in your response, drive defensively, wear your seat belts and remember; "it really is OK to be second or third due,-or last; than not to make it to the scene at all..."
Buckle-up and stay safe.....
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