TITLE

USFA, IAFF Launch Vehicle Safety Program

PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
Fire Chief;May2006, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the United States Fire Administration and the International Association of Fire Fighters have launched an emergency vehicle safety program designed to instill firefighters with a greater awareness of safety issues when riding on fire apparatus and operating at emergency roadway scenes. Critical emergency vehicle safety issues included in the program are seatbelt use, interaction safety, roadway operations safety on crowded interstates and local roads and driver training. The program also addresses the need for a cultural shift in mindset in order to practice safer driving.
ACCESSION #
20952110

 

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