Cavette, Chris
February 2005
Fire Chief;Feb2005, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p54
Trade Publication
This article reports that in the last 10 years, more than 225 firefighters died in vehicle accidents while on duty. The really tragic thing is that many of these accidents can be prevented. Departments need to institute and enforce some simple practices to ensure the safe operation of emergency vehicles. The article provides with five suggestions that help reduce vehicle-related injuries and deaths. They are--using of seatbelts, riding inside, training of the drivers, restriction on maximum speed and restricted use of alcohol.


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