Maryland State Firemen's Association

Future Convention Dates
June 17-23, 2017

Executive Committee Meetings

August 27-28, 2016
Arbutus VFD

October 15-16, 2016
St. Mary's City

February 25-26, 2017

April 22-23, 2017
Cecil County

June 18, 2017
Ocean City

June 22, 2017
Ocean City

October 26, 2016
AWR 147: Rail Car Incident Response Hosted by Hampstead VFC ** Register by November 6th **
October 26, 2016
Girdletree Annual Toys for Tots Drive and Fall Cash Bash
October 26, 2016
EDS: Leadership Exemplified… Combating the Normalization of Deviance
October 26, 2016
LA Ridge VFD Election Day Luncheon 11/8/16 Crab meat Sale To!!!
October 26, 2016
Craft and Vendor Show @ Odenton VFC LA 11/12/16
View All Announcements

Online Calendar
Next Seven Days
October 26, 2016
Recruitment & Retention Committee Meeting
Sykesville VFD
October 26, 2016
Harford County Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Assn
Havre de Grace
October 29, 2016
Pig Roast and Dance
Hampstead Volunteer Fire Engine & Hose Co. No. 1
View All Events

Round the Clock Seat Belt Enforcement – Seat Belts Save Lives
Email Print PDF RSS
Facebook Twitter Pinterest

By MSFA President John Denver
November 14, 2012

The "Click It or Ticket Campaign for 2012" continues to target a 24 hours-a-day, around-the-clock prevention education and enforcement message. This multi-agency approach has two goals—to save lives and to improve the safe driving practices of all Marylanders. We are requesting your department's help to get out the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) campaign "Click it Or Ticket - Day and Night."

As part of the Maryland "Choose Safety for Life Campaign" and the National "Culture of Safety" campaign, we are asking every EMS and Fire company to emphasize Occupant Protection from November 12 – 26, 2012, as holiday travel will see high traffic volumes. Many companies have Buckle Up banners from MIEMSS (pictured below) and we are asking that they be displayed for this two-week period or longer into the December holidays. For those that have electronic signs, please display the following message:

"Buckle Up Maryland – Day & Night. It is the Law"

Wearing a seatbelt is the single most effective way to save your life and the lives of your loved ones while on the road this Thanksgiving holiday. According to NHTSA, seat belts saved more than 12,500 lives nationwide in 2010 alone. Nighttime hours are the most dangerous. In 2010 nationally, 61 percent of the 10,647 passenger vehicle occupants who were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes overnight were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the fatal crash, compared to 42 percent during the daytime hours. In addition, to ensure the safe driving practices of all our emergency services providers, we encourage you to distribute this message to everyone in your department in the continued effort to Buckle Up every ride, every time.

Forward information about the status of your department's pledge and any pictures from your outdoor signs to MIEMSS Media at

Thank you for joining this important public safety campaign. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season.


Comment Comment 0 Comment(s)

Read how VCAF can
help you.

The Volunteer Trumpet!

August 2016

Lighthouse Uniform Bereavement Program

Lighthouse Uniform Bereavement Program

2015 Statistical Report


Recruitment and Retention Grant

Scholarship Grant Form

Project Request Form

Recruitment & Retention Toolbox

For more information about joining a local volunteer deparment please call

Subscribe to
MSFA Mailing List

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Un-Subscribe to MSFA Mailing List


Website Designed and Hosted By: Content Proudly Maintained By: Contact Info:
Firehouse Solutions
Maryland State Firemen's Association
Doyle Cox, P.P.
29132 Superior Circle
Easton, MD 21601

Emergency Dial 911
Phone: 443-532-1416
Copyright © 2016 Firehouse Solutions (A Service of Technology Reflections, Inc.)