65-2 #22 April 6 2006
UFA Safety Message #11 Preventing Vehicular Accidents
UFA Health and Safety Officer / Sergeant-at-Arms Bill Romaka wishes to remind the Membership to take their safety responsibilities seriously at all times. We will continue to highlight and remind our members of "safe actions" as spelled out by the Department. Stay well, and stay safe!
The FDNY Safety Bulletin #10, "Chauffeur - Tillerman Cooperation" states the following:
The first step in the prevention of vehicular accidents involving Ladder Companies is the maintenance of the vehicle in serviceable condition...
RESPONDING FROM QUARTERS:
1. Always put on your seat belts. This pertains to chauffeur, tillerman, officer and members riding in bucket seats. Remember, as stated in Safety Bulletin #6, SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WHILE RESPONDING TO ALARMS, all members except chauffeur, officer and the tillerman should board apparatus outside of quarters. Tillerman should be completely attired in fire clothing before climbing apparatus to the tiller seat.
**Please refer to the full Safety Bulletin #10 and familiarize yourself with its content. Also, please take the time to review previous Safety Messages as safety has to remain an on-going and high priority
Sergeant-at-Arms/Health & Safety Office
Stephen J. Cassidy
Joseph A. Miccio