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This is my personal vehicle with its blue lights engaged.

They indicate that I am responding to an emergency as a firefighter.

New York Sate law considers these lights “courtesy lights”, which means you are not legally required to yield to my vehicle if they are on.


I only use my blue lights when responding to an immediate-threat-to-life call…that is an emergency in which someone could die or become seriously injured (like a car accident or a house fire).

If you see my vehicle, or any vehicle with blue lights on, it means we are on our way to such an emergency and how soon we arrive will decide whether or not someone gets the care they need to live.

You are not legally required to yield to a blue-lighter, but please…I urge you to do so, as it may save a life.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and thank you to all of my brother and sister firefighters and EMTs around the world.


Yesterday I used some of my free time to take photos for the RFS - The Rural Fire Service is a volunteer organisation which helps fight the bush fires which spring up in Australia every year. They deserve so much respect for what they do. If I may, please help support them in any way you can. 

Check out their website:

If anyone wnats to volunteer, enquire here:

  • Enbridge carries 318,000 barrels of oil per day
  • Critical pipeline carries oil to U.S. markets, could cause price spike
  • Two people killed, including a firefighter. Three reported injured.
  • Estimates up to 20,000 barrels spilled
  • Could be largest oil spill in US midwest after Kalamazoo last year by the same pipeline
  • Company expects line to be back running late this week
  • Here is a map of the Enbridge pipeline (in red)

Much more from Reuters

UPDATE: Caused by a car accident between a Mustang and an SUV in a remote area. Enbridge calls the incident “an unusual occurrence.”

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