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Seat belts save St. Louis firefighters in crash


By Patrick M. O'Connell
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

 
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ST. LOUIS — Several times every day, St. Louis Fire Department dispatchers broadcast a radio reminder that, "All persons riding on Fire Department apparatus shall wear seat belts at all times."

The reason was made dramatically clear about noon Friday when two firetrucks converging on the scene of a house blaze collided at Martin Luther King Drive and Taylor Avenue, tipping one of the big rigs onto its left side.

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