1) Which State: Missouri
2) What color Light: Blue/Blue-White visible 360 deg around entire vehicle.
3) Is the Pov's in your State considerd an Emergency Vechile or is it a Courtesy Light: POV are Emergency as long as responding to Fire/EMS calls. A siren is required whenever running lights. Allowed 10mph over posted speed limits and can proceed through red lights/stop signs after coming to a complete stop and verifying intersection is clear.
4) Who issues the Light in your State: Chief has to issue permit
5) Who pays for the Light in your State: Volunteer has to buy/provide his own light/siren.
POV - Red w/ 360 degree visbility & siren permitted as an option (Most VFD chiefs do not allow sirens)
(Apparatus - Red with up to 50% blue on the rear.)
Light permit issued by the fire departments/districts.
In almost all cases lights are paid for by the members. I know of no departments where they are issued by the department.
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5-only if designated by the dept/dist as such
6-state does not issue
|NS V&T Article 9||
Equipment of motor vehicles and motorcycles.§ 375 (41).
Colored and flashing lights.
Blue light. One blue light may be affixed to any motor vehicle owned by a volunteer member of a fire department or on a motor vehicle owned by a member of such person`s family residing in the same household or by a business enterprise in which such person has a proprietary interest or by which he is employed, provided such volunteer fireman has been authorized in writing to so affix a blue light by the chief of the fire department or company of which he is a member, which authorization shall be subject to revocation at any time by the chief who issued the same or his successor in office. Such blue light may be displayed by such volunteer fireman on such a vehicle only when engaged in an emergency operation.
Haven't seen TN yet. We buy our own. No approval needed. Red for fire. Blue is only police. They are very strict about that. You need an ID to buy blue. POV must have license plate acceptable. F tag is for fire, RS for Rescue Squad, FOB for Police. You need an approval letter from the dept. to gain any of these license plates. That is the tool used to screen emergency personnel. POV must obey laws and only proceed through red lights when permission is granted by other operators. What ever you do, anywhere, do not run 4 way flashers to call. Insurance companies tell us that all the time.
Great subject Art. Enjoyed reading about the other states regs. I am old school though. RED for FIRE