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Helmets save lives!
Bellbrook Fire/EMS Bicycle Patrol members always wear their helmets not because we have to -- but because it's the right thing to do! Read the information below and remember:
There are plenty of reasons to wear a helmet, but here's a few numbers to ponder:
With these numbers in mind, it's surprising that some people can even consider going without a helmet. But it's more than just a handfull. Consider this:
Bike helmets must fit to be safe. A helmet that isn't the correct size may not protect you effectively in an accident.
The helmet should fit snugly enough so it doesn't slide from side-to-side or front-to-back. The helmet should be worn on top of the head, not tilted in any direction.
The chinstrap should be comfortably snug. To make sure the strap is adjusted correctly, slide your finger under the strap and then remove your finger: the strap should snap back into place.
If you have more questions, check out these websites or stop by the firehouse and speak to a member of the Bicycle EMS Team!
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