Saturday, September 17, 2005

A "close call" database & new safety tip

My friend Allison sent me a link to this Yahoo news story by Joe Mandak discussing the use of databases to catalog close calls to help prevent airline accidents and to prevent injuries to firefighters.

I also gleaned a safety tip from the article:

Safety Tip #220: If you see one emergency vehicle, be on the lookout for a second one.

In 2003, 36 of 111 U.S. firefighter fatalities involved traffic accidents, according to the U.S. Fire Administration....Many crashes involve motorists who stop for the first fire truck, but continue through the intersection without waiting for others...|Link|

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