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    I was told that you are only authorized to use a blue light when responding to a call but I wanted to know if i was driving and witnessed an accident and stopped to help until fire/ems arrive can I turn on my blue light to alert other traffic? Thanks in advance for you input.


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    No, take the light out of your vehicle immediately, place it in a metal container, add an accelerant, and kill it with fire.
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    well this is a refreshing question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowball View Post
    No, take the light out of your vehicle immediately, place it in a metal container, add an accelerant, and kill it with fire.
    You know if you dont want to answer the question just keep your comments to yourself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowball View Post
    No, take the light out of your vehicle immediately, place it in a metal container, add an accelerant, and kill it with fire.
    Further, make it a large container and consider jumping in with it.
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    ask your chief.


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    You have got to be kidding me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!
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    I've got the popcorn!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tajm611 View Post
    ask your chief.
    Agreed.

    Guys, this is the dude's first post here. I know we all get tired of the blue light questions, but let's cut him a little bit of a break....
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    Quote Originally Posted by aclem10408 View Post
    You know if you dont want to answer the question just keep your comments to yourself!
    And if you can't take a little ribbing, maybe you should get out of the fire service.

    Continuing.....removing the light and running it over at least 71 times with a steam roller should also suffice.
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    This is great. We are breaking ground with a blue light question here. I wonder why it has never come up before?

    ASK YOUR CHIEF. You are on a fire department right?
    Last edited by LVFD301; 12-30-2010 at 09:35 PM.

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    Go to k-mart, all the blue lights you want......
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    Quote Originally Posted by aclem10408 View Post
    I was told that you are only authorized to use a blue light when responding to a call but I wanted to know if i was driving and witnessed an accident and stopped to help until fire/ems arrive can I turn on my blue light to alert other traffic? Thanks in advance for you input.
    Ok, I just looked at this again. You stopped to help until fire/ems arrives? So you are NOT on a department?

    Get rid of the light. You will be noticed, people will ask about the light, know you are not on a department, and you will be visiting with the state police.

    Even if you are not "driving" with it, just sitting on the side of the road. They will probably go after criminal impersonation charges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aclem10408 View Post
    You know if you dont want to answer the question, just say anything oh master of sarcasm, just keep being yourself!
    Now there's a good boy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aclem10408 View Post
    I was told that you are only authorized to use a blue light when responding to a call but I wanted to know if i was driving and witnessed an accident and stopped to help until fire/ems arrive can I turn on my blue light to alert other traffic? Thanks in advance for you input.

    Hey Clem, read all of these post's:

    http://www.firehouse.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33044 (Emergency Lights for Vol FF/EMTs)

    Last edited by CaptOldTimer; 12-30-2010 at 10:58 PM.
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    You can.

    Of course, you could also strip naked and dance around the accident scene. Both are acceptable in PA.
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    safety vest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tajm611 View Post
    safety vest?
    Scotchlite thong.
    I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aclem10408
    I was told that you are only authorized to use a blue light when responding to a call but I wanted to know if i was driving and witnessed an accident and stopped to help until fire/ems arrive can I turn on my blue light to alert other traffic? Thanks in advance for you input.
    So far the correct answer is, "ask your Chief".

    Otherwise, you shouldn't get a ticket for using them either if your vehicle is positioned safely to alert traffic of a hazard. Just don't block the access to fire/EMS vehicles. If you are with a department, you should be good.

    If not, then all the above destructive measures mentioned should be used to remove. While attached to the vehicle.

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    To blue light...........or not to blue light........? hmmmmmmm.

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