65-2 #02 January 6, 2006
UFA Safety Message #8 Winter Driving Tips
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 #27, "Winter Driving Tips" concludes with the following:
Therefore, the three rules to be observed for winter driving are as follows:
1. Drive slower - You may suddenly encounter an icy patch on the road and need more distance than you figured to stop.
2. Stop by slowing down gradually. Give the driver behind a chance to stop if you can stop quicker than he can. Also this will help to avoid a skid.
3. Be more alert -----there are more hazards.
**Please refer to the full Safety Bulletin #27 and familiarize yourself with its content. It is important to remember that we are of no use to the citizens we serve if we are unable to arrive safely.
Sergeant-at-Arms/Health & Safety Office
Stephen J. Cassidy
Joseph A. Miccio