Im on a small dept. in Oklahoma im not sure what the state laws are on this, I know a few guys that run some simple strobe packages. im pretty sure we are allowed some lights by law of course you have to get approved by local po,po's. Our city officers are talking about writting tickets to vol. responding to the station driving in exess of the speed limit how do you guys feel about this .
We use red/blue with siren , state statutes require we use all blue for volunteer but my depy allows red and blue in our pov.
Well this is probably a dumbguy question but I am getting back on a Vol Fire Dept in texas after serving in Italy for 3yrs with the USAF, What colors are we allowed to have and is a siren still required
New Jersey DMV Hand book states that Blue & White Lights,electric horns and sirens are leagle to have how ever the police will give you a hard time about the sirens and horns!!!
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I have a veritable Christmas tree on my vehicle.
However, that was mainly for when I lived outside of town. Now that I live in town I rarely use my lights or siren. I generally use my lights when I go directly to the scene of a traffic accident. I go on more EMS calls than Fire calls.
The last time I used my lights was when I was using my vehicle to close a road (we had to close three roads and we didn't want to use the apparatus since they were needed elsewhere).
I feel as long as the person who is driving the vehicle is following the law they are entitled to as many lights as they are legally allowed. I admit...I can't stand seeing someone with fire department plates driving down the road honking their horn with only their hazards on. Put a little red light on your dash to properly identify yourself. Hazards just confuse people.
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I'm with Nathan on this. If you are going to do it, then do it. Putting a tiny dash light on your vehicle and assuming people see you is a mistake.
If you can afford the extra lights - use them. If anyone has a problem with the amount of warning lights you use, simply ignore them. In the end, why give a crap about what other people say about your "light setup."
I mean..really? It's a couple blinki flashers on a car. Why this is such a hot issue with certain people...
I get teased about my lights, but mine are all internal mounted lights and not the big lightbar on top.
This is the front view of my car. There is sound with this youtube file and it's loud.
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As a firefighter/emt here in arkansas. all fire depts (vol. and paid), and ems (vol. and paid) must use red lights. Blue are for police, sheriffs, etc. Know for POV's were allowed to have Red, Amber, or white as long as lights can been seen from all angles of the vehical. When it comes to sirens though I am still unsure. A friend of mine who is a state trooper says that only emergency vehicals are allowed sirens but when running lights and responding were considered an emergency vehical. Then he states that it has to be a marked emergency vehical but unmarked police units have sirens. If anyone knows i would definitly like to find out.
well after years of blue lights and sirens being courtesy lights they have changed the law,where u still have to run the siren with the light, everybody is supposed to yield the right of way,sometimes it happens sometimes it doesnt.As aAssistant Chief im allowed to run reds along with blues which help get through traffic sometimes faster,but i always teach my kids and vollies safety first,clears and ambers are also allowed but no reds unless they are hideaways in the stocklocation rearward.....
most of all drive safe
Wow, not too many Minnesotan's on here, is there? I skimmed through the whole thread and never saw any mention of MN law. I'll look it up, but I can say with certainty, that I have never seen or heard of vollies in MN ever responding to their station for a call with any kind of lights on their POV.