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Take the International First Responder Seatbelt Pledge

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:55

In 2006, the National Fire Service Seatbelt Pledge was created, after the tragic death of Firefighter Brian Hutton who died after falling from his fire truck on the way to a call. Dr. Burton Clark, a distinguished member of the fire service and training specialist at the National Fire Academy, was compelled to challenge firefighters to improve their personal safety by wearing their seatbelts. With website and administrative support from TrainingDivision.com and Firehouse.com, the National Fire Service Seatbelt Pledge was introduced to the American Fire Service. This initiative is currently being managed by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s Everyone Goes Home® program.

For more information on the International First Responder Seatbelt Pledge, the Everyone Goes Home® program, or the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation please go to www.everyonegoeshome.com.

Take the International First Responder Seatbelt Pledge

 

Seatbelt Pledge Compliant *Award criteria: Platinum= over 100% I Gold= 90% to 100% I Silver= 80% to 89% I Bronze= 70% to 79% Name of Department, Class or Person Seatbelt
Pledge
Name
Pledge Administrator City,
State
Award
Status
Westerville Division of Fire Westerville 112-2 Unit Rick Best Westerville, OH Gold Amarillo Fire Department Amarillo Fire Department Wesley Hall Amarillo, TX Platinum New Jersey Forest Fire Service New Jersey Forest Fire Service – Division A Eric Weber Andover, NJ Gold Palm Harbor Fire Rescue Palm Harbor Fire Rescue Seat Belt Pledge 2017 Jason Haynes Palm Harbor, FL Gold City of Mt Morris Fire Department City of Mt Morris Fire Department 9/12/17 Michael Vogt Mt. Morris, MI Silver Mount Horeb Fire Department Mount Horeb Fire Department Seatbelt Pledge Jenny Minter Mount Horeb, WI Silver Williston Fire Department Williston Fire Department Seatbelt Pledge Robert Kiser Williston, ND Bronze Plumas Eureka Fire Department Plumas Eureka Fire Department 2017 Tom Forster Blairsden, CA Bronze Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. Wise Ave Volunteer Fire Company Adam Polomski Dundalk, MD Platinum

 

Seatbelt Success Story

“This year as part of our annual wildland fire safety refresher training (RT-130) we decided to discuss seatbelt use and safety as a module; particularly because of motor vehicle accidents being the number two cause of line of duty deaths for firefighters. As an addition, we decided to sign the Seatbelt Pledge as a group. As of today, 246 members of our crew, the New Jersey Forest Fire Service – Division A (North Region) have signed the pledge which exemplifies the level of commitment for safety of our crew operating in the field.”

This story was provided by Section Forest Firewarden Eric Weber from the New Jersey Forest Fire Service.

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