Guymon Fire Dept. Earns Award

The Guymon Fire Department is receiving national recognition for having 100 percent participation in a seat belt pledge.

The department is one of 80 departments in the nation to receive this honor. The National Seat Belt Pledge Campaign started in Amarillo after the death of a firefighter who fell out of a fire truck responding to an alarm.

He was not wearing a seatbelt. Thirty-five percent of firefighter fatalities are due to vehicle accidents and many were not wearing a seat belt.