Recent Calls
Fri. Apr 30th 2021
2000 hours - Fire Stations 27 and 23 were dispatched to 1471 Twin Pine RD for a tree down on a wire and the transformer blew. 2003 hours - With 27-7 responding, Station 23 was returned.2011 hours - 27...
Wed. Apr 28th 2021
1648 hours - Fire Station 27 for Fire Police was dispatched to RT 715 and Trout Lake by the curve for a disabled vehicle in the roadway. Once Fire Police were on scene, the road was set up to run one ...
Wed. Apr 28th 2021
1509 hours - Fire Stations 34 and 27 were dispatched to Fantasy DR and Sharon DR for a brush fire.
Tue. Apr 27th 2021
1145 hours - Fire Stations 27 and 34 were dispatched to Bartonsville Woods RD and International Gymnastics for a brush fire along the roadway.
Sat. Apr 24th 2021
1229 hours - Fire Station 27 was dispatched to 1573 Gardner RD for a reported brush fire. Caller states that husband was burning trees and stumps when the fire started spreading to the brush. Fire is ...
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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 flashing lights mean?

May 2, 2021

 

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.

 

Thank you and Stay Safe 

 


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