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    Title 3, Article 9, Section 375 (2) (c) of the NYS VTL: "No lamp shall be used on a motor vehicle having a light source greater than thirty-two candle power, unless such lamp is approved by the commissioner as provided by this section. The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to any light which is permitted to be displayed only on an authorized emergency vehicle, a hazard vehicle or a vehicle which is permitted to display a blue or green light pursuant to paragraphs four and five of subdivision forty-one of this section."

    Title 3, Article 9, Section 375 (41) (4) Blue light.
    a. One blue light may be affixed to any motor vehicle owned by a volunteer member of a fire department or on a motor vehicle owned by a member of such person's family residing in the same household or by a business enterprise in which such person has a proprietary interest or by which he or she is employed, provided such volunteer firefighter has been authorized in writing to so affix a blue light by the chief of the fire department or company of which he or she is a member, which authorization shall be subject to revocation at any time by the chief who issued the same or his or her successor in office. Such blue light may be displayed exclusively by such volunteer firefighter on such a vehicle only when engaged in an emergency operation....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SERGEANTSTONE View Post
    So does this mean if i am driving the chiefs or asst chiefs pov and the tones go off technicaly it is considered an emergancy vehicle at that time that i can run there reds and sirens to the station or scene?
    It isn't the vehicle that is allowed to use the reds and sirens, but the drivers position on the Fire Department.

    If by chance you're driving said vehicle, you better be the the person in position to use them. If not, run cold.

    I'm the one Fire and Rescue calls, when they need to be Rescued.

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    "Firemens gets antsies. Theys wants to goes to fires. Sometimeses they haves to waits."

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