Originally Posted by BACKNBLACK
In NYS Blue is the ONLY color that can be used for Vol Fireman/EMT. In NYS if you are found with a mounted RED light even a temp mounted one you will be ticketed for impersonation of police/fire vehicle. On another note IF you are have a snowplow you MUST USE AN AMBER STROBE.
NYS VTL section, 375-41 states that no vehicle shall display any colored or flashing lights other than those required by law except as perscribed...
In NYS, Volunteer Fire/EMT can by VTL 375-41/ 4 & 5 display one Blue or one Green light, for use when responding to an alarm, if they are a member of a Volunteer fire dept. or volunteer ambulance service, and have been authorized in writing by the agency's chief or successor. They must obey all traffic laws.
Now how many people have seen Volly cars lit up brighter than police cars?
In any rate, they for the most part have been told by their chiefs that if they abuse the privledge, it will be taken away. It works better when the fire dept. is locatd in an area that is policed by more than just the County.