Texting and driving is an epidemic sweeping over North America, and your community is not immune. With an average of 4 million accidents caused by distracted driving every year in North America, it’s time to put an end to texting and driving.
As fire fighters, it is our responsibility to keep the community safe, and we see texting and driving as one of the most preventable risks we face today. The #JustifyIt effort is designed to educate the community on the dangers of texting and driving, the distractions it creates, and the horrible damages we’ve seen it cause based on our experience as fire fighters responding to accidents.
Fire fighting is a science and having the right number of people respond when you call 911 shouldn’t be based on guesswork, politicians’ opinions or budget number crunchers. Watch and learn what the science has to say about keeping you and your family safe.
NFPA 1710 is the internationally accepted standard on minimum crew size and operational staffing for career fire departments.
Facts to consider
Fire doubles in size from the point of ignition every 30 seconds
15 Firefighters minimum are required to fight a single house fire
28 Firefighters minimum are required for a stripmall or 3 story walkup appartment
43 Firefighters minimum are required for a High-Rise Appartment or office
8 the Number of Firefighters on duty 24/7 in Chatham
4 the Number of Firefighters on duty 24/7 in Wallaceburg
1st Alarm initial responce numbers is the KEY safety fact faceing You and Us
Waiting to get Firefighters and equipment to a scene doesn't help anyone
Your paying 66 cents a day for Fulltime fire protection
Paul is a classically trained artist, award-winning illustrator, and firefighter/EMT. That’s right, this unlikely combination has made Paul one of the most compelling and distinctive illustrators in America today. Paul burst onto the scene with a refreshing new style that married classical realism, manic energy, and a zany imagination for caricature. His lavishly detailed illustrations are published worldwide in newspapers, magazines (print and online), and books. His politically charged editorial cartoons are syndicated world-wide by Tribune Media Services/Tribune Content Agency.
In conjunction with his career as an illustrator, Paul is an eighteen-year veteran of the fire service where he is a Firefighter II, NREMT, HazMat Technician, and Instructor for the City of Bryan Fire Training Academy.