Emergency vehicles cannot pass school busses with flashing lights

When responding to an emergency, the apparatus driver


Must use warning lights and siren from station to scene

Must come to a full stop at all red lights and stop signs and proceed only when the the right of way is clear

May exceed the posted speed limit by no more than 10 mph, but only under the best of conditions. However, the water tender must not exceed 60 mph.

When the roads are wet the responding speed must not exceed the posted speed limit



 Personal vehicles must obey all the rules of the road (such as speed limits, controlled intersections. passing restrictions)

unless equipped with emergency lights and siren and designated as an emergency vheicle by the fire department.

When responding to an alarm that has a high probability of being accidental or false, the first unit goes with lights and siren, the following units without warning devices and following the normal rules of the road. 

When notified that the emergency has been "terminated" switch off warning lights and siren and drive as the normal public.