Safety Stickler

Wilmoth, Janet
February 2006
Fire Chief;Feb2006, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p6
Trade Publication
The article describes the seatbelt campaign program of the American periodical "Fire Chief." The periodical created posters that depict the roles of seatbelts in the survival of fire crew from accidents. Firefighter Matthew Langley of the Colorado Springs Fire Department survived an accident involving his fire engine and a pickup truck because he was wearing a seat belt.


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