Firefighters in Illinois asked to pledge to wear seat belts

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Mar 29, 2012

Illinois fire departments are being asked to sign a pledge to help prevent the second leading cause of firefighter fatalities.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, traffic crashes are the #2 cause of on-duty firefighter deaths. Ken Willette of the National Fire Protection Association says crashes are also about the last area his group can do something about.

Read the full report on CBS Chicago, hear audio from Ken Willette.