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Tue. Sep 22nd 2020
2035 hours - Fire Station 27 was dispatched to Frailey RD and Stender RD for a motor vehicle accident. Car vs tree unknown injuries. 2042 hours - With 27-8 on scene reporting no occupants. Additional ...
Sat. Sep 19th 2020
1752 - Fire Station 27 was dispatched to 33 Slalom Way for alarms ringing.
Fri. Sep 18th 2020
1653 hours - Fire Station 27 and 34 were dispatched to Mountain RD and Possinger DR for a tree on wires. 1700 hours - With 27-S-1 on the scene. After a size up, Station 34 was returned.There was a mot...
Wed. Sep 16th 2020
1427 hours - Fire Stations 27 and 34 were dispatched to 258 High Pass Way for alarms ringing.
Wed. Sep 16th 2020
1159 hours - Fire Stations 34 and 27 with EMS unit 922 were dispatched to RT 611 and Brookdale RD for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Caller reports vehicle was sideswiped and went off the r...
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The attached is from the quarterly book that was published in January - March 2005
Blue or Red Lights

Blue or Red Lights?

What do these flashings lights mean?

July 31, 2011

 

In the State of Pennsylvania (laws are different in other states) members of any volunteer fire department run "BLUE" lights on their vehicles. This is the most common and designates anyone in that vehicle running that light is a member of a volunteer fire department. This is a courtesy light and it means that we are asking permission for the right of way on the road. It identifies a firefighter or emergency medical personnel responding to a call for service. These lights are to be used to respond to an emergency or as a marker to show that there is an emergency in the area.

RED” lights are normally run by Fire Chiefs, Assistant Chiefs, Ambulance Captains, Fire Police Captains, Fire Police Lieutenants or Water Rescue Captains. When red lights are displayed on a vehicle they are to also have a siren on them as well. On average when you see these lights activated on a vehicle these members are responding to the scene of an emergency.

We ask that should you see blue or red flashing lights that you please yield and allow us the right of way so we may be able to respond to the emergency that is occurring in our / your community.

SAFETY TIPS – When traveling throughout Pennsylvania and you see these lights or road flares please SLOW DOWN, use caution when approaching the emergency area for changes in traffic patterns and emergency personnel directing traffic. Please do not stop to get a glimpse of the incident as this may cause a traffic accident.

 

 


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