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    Default Laws governing Volunteer Firefighters

    If anyone knows where I can find information concerning laws governing volunteer departments in the State of Texas please reply. I am looking for information such as traffic laws and equipment on personal vehicles. Thanks

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    Thanks for the reply, but there was no accident involved. I am having a problem with a sheriff about us responding emergency traffic in a POV. The best I can tell is that volunteers in Texas fall under the same guidelines as other emergency responders as far as traffic rules are concerned.

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    I tried to send you a message through your profile, but not sure if you got it. Volunteer POVs in Texas do follow under the guidelines as "authorized emergency vehicles". I am not sure why a deputy is giveing yall greif in Harris County. Departments such as Spring VFD, Cy-Fair VFD, Northwest VFD and Cypress Creek EMS run with Lightbars and sirens on their POVs. Look at the Traffic Code sections 546.000 and 547.305, basically this says that a Volunteer POV can meet the def of an emergency vehicle, which has the equipment of two front and two rear flashing red lights as high as possible and a siren or as a volunteer you can use a red light temporarly atached to the roof. Your departments liability insurance should cover you as you drive to the station. Just drive to some of the stations in North/Northwest Harris County and you can see all the rigs the volunteers have, everything from a mini lightbar to so many lights most fire trucks would be put to shame.

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    Default Vermont Statutes

    Quote Originally Posted by jjtroutkiller View Post
    Thanks for the reply, but there was no accident involved. I am having a problem with a sheriff about us responding emergency traffic in a POV. The best I can tell is that volunteers in Texas fall under the same guidelines as other emergency responders as far as traffic rules are concerned.
    http://www.leg.state.vt.us/statutes/...&Section=01015

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    Look on the Big Country Firefighters Association Home page BCFFA.net and then go to training there is a link about the state laws governing the use of red lights on POVs

    Wyatt Oakley, Chief
    Stamford Fire Department

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