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Old 02-11-2015, 07:19 PM
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ANy other volunteer firefighters have a blue light set up? I recently bought a cheapy $38 led from autozone, as im running with a new department, after 2 years at another.
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:41 PM
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ANy other volunteer firefighters have a blue light set up? I recently bought a cheapy $38 led from autozone, as im running with a new department, after 2 years at another.
im not a blue lights but I'm a volunteer and we run red and clear
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Great in the dirt, but once it gets wet, forget about it.
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You really did pick the deepest/worst angle to go into that hole btw.
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:44 PM
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ANy other volunteer firefighters have a blue light set up? I recently bought a cheapy $38 led from autozone, as im running with a new department, after 2 years at another.
question for you...is it visible from 360* around the vehicle?
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:33 PM
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It is not, but like most fire department laws in pa, they are ignored. Im figuring out what i have to do to wire another set in the rear though. I believe LEDs are technically illegal, and cant have more than two bulbs.

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Im not trying to get too big with the lights, im less than a mile from the department. I just wanted them for the occasional slow driver and for when i go direct to the scene
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:33 PM
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It is not, but like most fire department laws in pa, they are ignored. Im figuring out what i have to do to wire another set in the rear though. I believe LEDs are technically illegal, and cant have more than two bulbs.

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Im not trying to get too big with the lights, im less than a mile from the department. I just wanted them for the occasional slow driver and for when i go direct to the scene
interesting, im allowed red clear and amber, no blue or siren
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:00 PM
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Vol EMS or FF can run blue only, no siren, and it gives you nothing really. Youre just asking people to yield to you in PA, but they dont have to. I know in NJ you have to pull over for blue lights
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:17 PM
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Vol EMS or FF can run blue only, no siren, and it gives you nothing really. Youre just asking people to yield to you in PA, but they dont have to. I know in NJ you have to pull over for blue lights
Wow. Were just asking for the right away here.
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:17 PM
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Default Re: Any Vol. FF Blue Lights?

I have a voltex led traffic advisor. Though it is amber it works well. I know they sell it in blue too.
Have been happy with it.

I would say keep checking your local craigslist.
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:20 PM
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I only know the next volunteer fireman who tries to run me off the road or almost does will be followed to his destination and whooped fair. Around here at least, they need to use more common sense. They are required to abide by any and all traffic, driving, and road laws while responding. The young ones especially drive like idiots. It's obvious some think they are above the law. ****y bunch.
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:25 PM
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I only know the next volunteer fireman who tries to run me off the road or almost does will be followed to his destination and whooped fair. Around here at least, they need to use more common sense. They are required to abide by any and all traffic, driving, and road laws while responding. The young ones especially drive like idiots. It's obvious some think they are above the law. ****y bunch.
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Old 02-11-2015, 10:26 PM
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Oh my, excuse me for trying to put a word that rhymes with stocky.
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Old 02-12-2015, 04:29 PM
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Just keep it in mind when some blue lighter flys down the road, how would you want us to drive if it was YOUR family trapped in that burning house or car? Granted im sure 75% of the time its just idiots being idiots, but at least 25% of the time its a pretty darn serious call, where seconds matter
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Old 02-12-2015, 04:33 PM
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Just keep it in mind when some blue lighter flys down the road, how would you want us to drive if it was YOUR family trapped in that burning house or car? Granted im sure 75% of the time its just idiots being idiots, but at least 25% of the time its a pretty darn serious call, where seconds matter
This exactly. I hardly ever use my lights going to calls unless shit hit the fan.
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Old 02-12-2015, 04:35 PM
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Up here it's volunteer fd so POVs run blue lights. This guy has a ford raptor. Blue in color. With a whelen light bar and strobes in heads and tails. It's pretty sweet. He's usually first on scene.
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Old 02-12-2015, 08:59 PM
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Default Re: Any Vol. FF Blue Lights?

In WV we need EVOC and a red light permit and red helmets get lights and siren. Normal FF needs his red light permit.
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