By signing your name by clicking reply here, I am hearby agreeing that I will

1. Wear my seat belt while responding to or returning from any fire call, whether Apparatus or POV.

2. Exercise Due regard while driving, regardless of the nature of the call.

3. Exercise Safety on the fire ground, and always watch out for the safety of those around me.

4. Treat all firefighters fairly and with equality. (regardless of sex, or race)

5. Promote training to everyone on my department, and commit myself into the training my department offers.


It sounds foolish, but hopefully we can start a trend to getting eyes opened to the way things should be. Please type Name and Department

Revised addition 28/FEB/08

I plan on taking the masses of signatures and printing off copies. I plan on going to Local Legislature and working my way up to the State level to try and secure some more support (via elected officials) to end this seat belt controversy once and for all on a National Level. Once I have secured my states ear on the matter, I am willing and prepared to move to other states in my area to also Lobby the movement as well. If you all are as willing as I am to make a stand, sign on board and be part of the Movement. I will be posting segments updating progress here and on my blog. I do plan on trying to get as many signatures as I can to show we have overwhelming support as well. Keep the Signatures coming, and thank you

Revision 05/MAR/08
I want to thank all whom have signed and for your thoughts and opinions on the matter. These names will be a great help. Feel free for additional commentary on the matter at a seperate forum Post started by my good friend FASNY Training.
The site is
http://www.firefighternation.com/forum/topic/show?id=889755%3ATopic...

This has been used to bump it to the top of the forum postings on the main page but also as a commentary and support section as we try to get this moved along.
Thanks again.


ADDED JANUARY 5, 2009

I am psyched at the vitality this has taken on today. Thank you to WebChief for sparking the newest wave of signatures. This new wave is inspiring to continue on the mission of pestering the hell out of any politician who will bother to respond. I have gotten at least a dozen "we received your letter and due to volume can't respond to all"
If ANY of you out there want to do more, start writing your congressional delegates. Include the pledge. Show them that we are truely 1 nation who is done with the lack of seat belt's causing LODD's
Thank you all again for all the help and your pledges.

Mike

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Ethan Royall

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Kevin King
F.D. Anywhere,USA
Great!
Gregory C. Hitchcock
Deputy Chief
Lake Mishnock F.D. W.Greenwich, RI
Union Appointee RI State Fire Academy Fire Education, Training, and Coordinating Board
Chris Pearson
Town of Vernon Fire Dept. Co #1
Vernon, Connecticut
James Husband
Shelby County Fire and Rescue
Shelbyville, Kentucky
William Parker

Asheville Fire-Rescue
Katherine Lee

Clement Vol. Fire Dept.
Clement Rescue & EMS Inc.
Angie Ormond aka resqmom

Sequoyah Volunteer Fire Department

Chattanooga, TN
Kevin D. Quinn
Deputy Chief
Union Fire District
of South Kingstown, RI

Buckle Up for Life!
Only 42 so far?
This ought to be tied to membership.
You can't join unless you take the pledge.
You can't REMAIN a member, unless you take the pledge.
Then, you would have over 13,000 pledges or we would see a big drop in the number of members here.
Tie it to advertising here. Want to advertise here? Support the effort to get everyone to buckle up every time.
That'll have 'em shaking in their socks.
TCSS.
Art
Proud to sign.........Proud to have you read about us on the IAFC website demonstrating our commitment to safety National Seatbelt Pledge

Captain 46 at Home
Kristy Oxholm
Shelburne Volunteer Fire Dept
Shelburne, VT

Vice-President
Vermont State Firefighters Association

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