Recent Calls
Fri. Jan 1st 2021
1911 hours - Fire Stations 34 and 27 with EMS unit 921 were dispatched to I-80 west bound near mile marker 294 for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. With icy rain falling for the last few hour...
Thu. Dec 31st 2020
0744 hours - Fire Stations 34 and 27 with EMS units 921, 922 and 905 were dispatched to 2055 RT 611 for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Two vehicle head on from the caller. Male trapped unde...
Wed. Dec 30th 2020
1046 hours - Fire Stations 27 nd 34 were dispatched to 301 North RD for a motor vehicle accident. Car struck a pole. Pole and wires down.
Tue. Dec 29th 2020
1202 hours - Fire Stations 27 and 34 were dispatched to the area of 1829 RT 715 for smoke coming from across the lake.1213 hours - All units were returned for smoke from an outside furnace.
Sun. Dec 27th 2020
0241 hours - Fire Station 27 was dispatched to 2498 Mountain RD for a carbon monoxide alarm.
News Headlines
Sat. Jan 1st 2005
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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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