It has been a long tough year thus far for the Virginia fire service family. There have been several LODD’s in the state and sadly we have to add another one to the list.
Early Monday morning in an apparatus crash Bloxom Volunteer Firefighter David Chew Jr. was ejected and killed. Our thoughts are with the Chew family and our fire service brothers in Accomack County Virginia in their time of loss.
While we try to remain respectful during times like this we would be remiss if we did not take this chance to learn. The bottom line here folks is buckle up, it will save your life. If you can not buckle up and pack up then train on it. If you do not know where to start take a look at this video from the Denver Colorado Fire Department[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfHzrEon9Js]
Like our physical fitness level, wearing your seatbelt is a part of the LODD chain we control. If it is predictable it is preventable. Honor those who have gone before us and learn from them by putting on your seatbelt every call, no excuses!
Well tomorrow morning I leave for Baltimore to teach my class “Long Stretch Solutions” at Firehouse EXPO on Thursday, then off to Myrtle Beach South Carolina for some family vacation action, so over the next week blogging will be minimal to non-existent. But do not worry you know I will be back!
As usual thanks for reading, spread the word, stay safe, and BUCKLE UP!