Wednesday, June 30th, 2021
1353 hours - Fire Stations 27 and 34 and EMS units 925 and 821 were dispatched to RT 715 and Hay RD for a motor vehicle accident with vehicle into a tree and on fire.1354 hours - EMS 1820 was passing ...
Tuesday, June 29th, 2021
1910 hours - Fire Stations 27 and 34 and EMS unit 925 were dispatched to Big Pocono State Park by the Fire Tower for a tour bus on fire. Additional calls report trees catching fire.1913 hours - With E...
Monday, June 28th, 2021
0807 hours - Fire Stations 34 and 27 and EMS units 921 and 925 were dispatched to I-80, east bound near the Crescent Lake Rest Area for a reported tractor trailer on fire.
Sunday, June 27th, 2021
1501 hours - Fire Station 27 was dispatched to 204 Miller RD for alarms ringing.1507 hours - With 27-8 and 27-S-1 on scene, system malfunction, all units were returned.
Saturday, January 1st, 2005
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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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