*** Fire Police Commissioner*** As of our last meeting, Murvin Grunden III, has moved to Florida. We wish him well in his new location!
Until further notice the opening spot for the Commissioner's position will not be filled at this time.
Blue Light Information
1) You can only have no more than 2 (TWO) rotating blue lights (or LED's or strobes) with 360 degree visability mounted on the TOP of your vehicle
2) Blue lighters are NOT allowed to have dash lights of any kind - EVER.
3) Blue lighters are NOT allowed to have any white flashing or rotating lights as part of the package
4) Blue lighters are NOT allowed to have corner or in-the headlight/taillight strobes/LED's/flashers
5) Blue lighters are NOT allowed to use their 4-way/hazard flashers while responding to an emergency
6) Blue lighters are NOT allowed to have headlight flashers and/or wig-wags
The following laws are taken directly, word for word, from the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code. First is Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Vehicle Code, followed by definitions of some words used in the Code. The second part is taken from Title 67 (Transportation), Part I. (Department of Transportation), of the Vehicle Code, which is basically the D.O.T.'s regulations, in much more detail than Title 75. 75 Pa.C.S. § 4572. Visual signals on authorized vehicles.
(a) FLASHING OR REVOLVING BLUE LIGHTS.
Ambulance personnel, volunteer firefighters, certified volunteer search and rescue organization members and owners and handlers of dogs used in tracking humans may each equip one motor vehicle with no more than two flashing or 2 blue lights revolving.
(1) In order to be eligible to display lights on their vehicles under this subsection, the names of the ambulance personnel, volunteer firefighters and certified volunteer search and rescue organization members shall be submitted to the nearest station of the Pennsylvania State Police on a list signed by the chief of the ambulance or fire department or company, the head of the search and rescue organization, and each dog owner and handler shall register at the nearest Pennsylvania State Police station. (2) The manner in which the lights are displayed and their intensity shall be determined by regulation of the department. (3) The lights shall be operable by the driver from inside the vehicle. (4) The lights may be used only while en route to or at the scene of a fire or emergency call. (5) The lights shall be removed from the vehicle immediately upon receipt of notice from the chief of the ambulance or fire department or company or the head of the search and rescue organization to remove the lights upon termination of the person's status as a certified volunteer search and rescue organization member or dog owner or handler, or when the vehicle is no longer used in connection with the person's duties as a volunteer firefighter or ambulance person, certified volunteer search and rescue organization member or dog owner or handler. (6) This subsection does not relieve the driver from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons nor exempt the driver from complying with all provisions of this title