NIOSH supports firefighters’ seat belt use

Issue 2 and Volume 162.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has added its logo to the National Fire Service Seat Belt Pledge 100% Participation Certificate, the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has announced. This endorsement, the USFA says, “reinforces the importance of wearing these safety devices.” The International Association of Fire Chiefs, the National Volunteer Fire Council, the National Fire Protection Association, and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation are among the other declared supporters of the seat belt pledge. Additional information on the seat belt initiative is at The site also lists fire departments that have achieved 100-percent participation in the Fire Service Seat Belt Pledge Campaign and enables you to download the pledge signature form and information on how your organization can receive a 100% Certificate. Line-of-Duty Deaths November 5. Firefighter Leonard Riggins, 52, St. Louis (MO) Fire Department: injuries sustained from a bullet wound in the chest while attempting…

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