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Which Emergency Lights Are Right for You?

WHICH EMERGENCY LIGHTS Are Right for You? UNDERSTAND YOUR LIGHTING OPTIONS Single light that rotates or flashes BEACON Unit that contains a row of lights Generally has multiple colors that flash in different sequences LIGHTBAR Small light that is affixed to the body or grille of the vehicle MOUNTED LIGHT GET THE RIGHT LIGHTS FOR YOUR VEHICLE LAW ENFORCEMENT Red lights, blue lights, or both White and amber lights are optional FIRE DEPARTMENT Red and white lights Green beacon may be used on fire chief's Amber or blue lights vehicle also used in some states EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE White and red lights with rear-facing amber light Some EMS vehicles also use blue lights if the managing fire or police department does UTILITY lowa: Red lights on hearses during funerals VEHICLE Washington, Wisconsin: Red lights on stationary tow trucks Yellow or amber lights often used for non- New Mexico, Texas: Blue emergency vehicles lights with amber on tow trucks Red or blue lights may also Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, be used in certain states Minnesota, Nebraska: Blue lights on snow plows White beacon often SCHOOL used for visibility BUS Required in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Rear- and front-facing red lights may be used to stop traffic Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin INFOGRAPHIC STL PROVIDED BY Suurces: States

Which Emergency Lights Are Right for You?

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Law enforcement vehicles typically feature red or blue lights, while fire department vehicles utilize red and white lights. Take a look at some of the other commonly used emergency vehicle warning lig...


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