SAFD believes that the community is an important partner in achieving public safety and fire prevention goals. Here are simple steps that all citizens can take:
Move Right for Sirens & Lights
Every year in the U.S., there are almost 16,000 collisions involving fire department emergency vehicles while responding to or returning from incidents. If you or someone you love is in need of emergency assistance, you want help to get there right away. One thing everyone can do to help Firefighters provide this assistance as quickly as possible is to simply “Move Right for Sirens & Lights!”
Many people panic or simply don’t adhere to the rules of the road for approaching emergency vehicles. The law is very specific; drivers must yield the right-of-way to an emergency vehicle, and failure to do so can cause serious accidents or delays. Firefighters are careful to avoid vehicle collisions by driving slowly when traveling against traffic, or coming to a complete stop at intersections. But the cooperation of ALL vehicles on the roadway is essential.
Here are some simple rules to follow when you’re on the road and encounter an emergency vehicle: