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Whats your states emgergency lighting colors?

Discussion in 'Firefighter/EMS Talk' started by jlw_84, Jan 25, 2005.


  1. jlw_84

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    LE= Blue/Red/Clear/Amber

    Fire/EMS = Red/Clear/Amber

    Non-Emergency Service Vehicles (Wreckers, Public Works, Etc) = Amber/Clear

    Security/Etc = Green/Amber/Clear
     

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  2. DepChief

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    Police - Blue/White/Amber

    Fire - Red/White/Amber

    Non Emergency - Amber/White
     

  3. GlocknSpiehl

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    LE: Red & Blue, Blue, Amber, White with either R&B or B

    Fire/Rescue: Red, Red & White, Amber, Green = Command Post

    Tow (non-LE): Amber or Amber & White

    Fire/Rescue POV: Red, Red & white - maximum of 2 red lights
     
  4. k2ue

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    New York:

    Police & Fire: Red

    Volunteer Firemen: Blue

    Towtrucks, Security, etc: Yellow
     
  5. Cross-X

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    The great state of Massachusetts:

    Police: Blue

    Fire: Red

    Tow Trucks, Plows: Amber
     
  6. mdnky

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    Police: Blue required (Red, White, & Amber allowed as aux)
    Fire: Red required (White & Amber allowed as aux)
    EMS: Red required (White & Amber allowed as aux)
    Security: Green (White, Amber as aux)
    Tow, Escorts: Amber (White also allowed)

    POV: Whatever it is for your duty...red for FF, blue for PD, etc..

    A green light is allowed for command post designation while stationary on scene.


    Fire/EMS/PD: Shall be equipped with one (1) or more flashing, rotating, or oscillating red lights, visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of five hundred (500) feet to the front of the vehicle, and a siren, whistle, or bell, capable of emitting a sound audible under normal conditions from a distance of not less than five hundred (500) feet. (( Note: 180 degree dispersion is considered the minimum to qualify as 'front of vehicle'. ))


    KRS 189.920 : http://lrc.ky.gov/krs/189-00/920.pdf
     
  7. jpa

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    Illinois:

    Volly FF/EMS/on-call FF: blue or blue and white. no siren, airhorn only.

    Police/sheriff: Red and blue (except in municipalities over 100,000 (read: Chicago)) then blue lights only.

    FF apparatus: Red, white, green

    Security/Funeral procession/Tow trucks/construction: amber
     
  8. bradenh

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    actually, jpa, the state statute reads over 500,000, if it were 100,000, that would apply to several other IL cities.
     
  9. Gambino

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    MISSISSIPPI

    LE - blue or blue/red or blue/clear
    Fire - red or red/clear
    EMS - red or red/clear
     
  10. Tvov

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    Connecticut, these may vary a bit, but around me:

    Police; Blue, Red, sometimes White
    Ambulance; Red, White
    EMT POV; Green. No one pulls over for these, I think most civilians don't know what the color means. Most EMTs don't bother with the green dash light because of this.

    Fire; Red, Blue, White
    Vol FF POV; Blue
    Volunteer FF POV can also have wig-wags with signed permit from Police Chief.
    Vol FF Officer can also have siren and red lights with state permit.
     
  11. ff19106

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    Georgia:

    Fire - Red / Red & White

    E.M.S. - same as above

    L.E.O. - Blue

    Rest of the State using lights - Clear or Yellow
     
  12. Charlie Fox

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    Washington State:

    LE - red and/or blue as approved by the State Patrol
    Fire - Red, clear
    Vol. FF - green, must have a plate designating them as Vols and a card issued by the dept.