Everyone Goes Home just released a new seatbelt PSA. It's already been posted at least once on the Fire Engineering Community site. It still fascinates me that we need to have this conversation...that we haven't just done the right thing and started buckling up. It's such a simple thing. It can be a hassle, yes--if you've never "practiced" donning what you need to don while wearing the seatbelt or prior to clicking in.
No department or fire company is perfect. But the men and women riding shotgun in front of the truck must impress upon its passengers that the truck cannot leave until everyone is belted in. I include myself and my company in this. We're all less than perfect when it comes to seatbelts. But, day after day we read about apparatus collisions. We hear about firefighters dying en route to their stations or the scene in collisions. Why wouldn't we take that extra step and just click it?
The video is below. Take a look at it. Have you ever used these excuses? If so, it's time to stop.