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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamcdear View Post
    Here in Virginia, we have some of the most strict POV laws in the country.
    LOL... You are funny...

    Compared to the states that do not allow them at all? Or the states that only allow one device with a certain (Low) candlepower?


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    Quote Originally Posted by washinton_05 View Post
    Does any one know the law/rules for a light in an POV for the state of VA??
    I am a volunteer EMT in that state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Ask your Chief or Training Officer.
    That or contact your local DMV or insurance company they should know but always ask your Chief or Captain or someone in charge and ask them what the SOP's are on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmergencyLighting View Post
    You might want to look into an explosion proof exit sign.

    Here's a good one:

    Explosionproof Exit Signs | Emergency Lights Co.
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    Too many pages to read through them all, so if someone already posted this forgive me. Pennsylvania firefighters/EMTs are allowed blue or blue/white withOUT siren. Fire/EMS officers are allowed red or red/white WITH siren.
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    As a long-time scanner enthusiast, I know that there are several sites on the web that cover scanner laws state-by-state.

    Anybody know of a similar site on lights? If there isn't, it would take a bit of research, but might prove informative. Even bona fide emergency vehicle lighting requirements vary somewhat around the country. Only California requires a steady-burning red facing front, and NY now allows a blue light facing the rear, f'rinstance.
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    Does any body know the Alabama rules on lights??

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurninLuv View Post
    Does any body know the Alabama rules on lights??
    Anything but purple and gold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurninLuv View Post
    Does any body know the Alabama rules on lights??
    http://www.firehouse.com/forums/t116743/ (POV lights in Alabama)

    Everything you need to know.

    Short answer - no you can't.
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    Way to many pages to read through so if someone already posted this then my apologies. Here in NY Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs can run red lights and sirens w/ white if they want it. everyone else including capt's and lieut. can run blue lights w/ no siren, but they can have one red light facing the rear. For the most part everyone uses all blue. FF's can have white as well, but still thats up to them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. D. View Post
    Murphy, NC here. Chiefs, and asst chief can run sirens. All others can run red/white and must run hazard flashers and head lights.

    No sirens for POV, but horns are allowed. I just installed these in my Accord.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BVFD_LT2 View Post
    Way to many pages to read through so if someone already posted this then my apologies. Here in NY Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs can run red lights and sirens w/ white if they want it. everyone else including capt's and lieut. can run blue lights w/ no siren, but they can have one red light facing the rear. For the most part everyone uses all blue. FF's can have white as well, but still thats up to them

    Don't come through Virginia with the blue light bar or dash light visible and let the LEO's catch you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Don't come through Virginia with the blue light bar or dash light visible and let the LEO's catch you.
    Actually, I drove all the way to Lynchburg and back a couple of times with no hassles whatsoever, blue light and all. Now that I've got all LED lights, it's no sweat anyhow. I look just like any other contractor.

    Of course, now some bozo pulls someone over for speeding with his POV...
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    NY- FF= BLUE
    EMS = GREEN
    CHIEF OR Certified Medical cars (EMT-I) or better, Red with Siren.

    its suppose to be just 1 bulb that's visible 360 all the way around, but, I haven't met one officer who enforces it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefentch View Post
    NY- FF= BLUE
    EMS = GREEN
    CHIEF OR Certified Medical cars (EMT-I) or better, Red with Siren.

    its suppose to be just 1 bulb that's visible 360 all the way around, but, I haven't met one officer who enforces it.
    And 32 candlepower, to boot. But that's only the blue and green lights.

    Chiefs, etc, can run pretty much anything they want in terms of quantity and brightness (red and white), and can now have a rear facing blue as well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Don't forget a PW extinguisher and/or an indian tank.....and a chainsaw, with spare chains, bar oil, and mixed gas....
    On the real tho... If I was a chief officer who responded directly to the scene before apparatus.. A pee can and some irons would be a good addition.

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    I shouldn't post to this thread but jsut an FYI....

    if you are ever in KY and you see the blue lights blaring behind you, you best pull over. The State boys (Troopers) don't take kindly to people not pulling over for them. And for any vollie guy coming from a state where blue lights are used for fire service, your lights better not be visible because you can get a ticket. blue lights are reserved for police only in KY.

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    well that wont be a issue for me sence i dont think theres blue lites here for fire

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