What to do if you are approached
by an Emergency Vehicle
To insure the safety of the public and firefighters, the following list of do's and doníts should help when an emergency vehicle is encountered:
Know your state laws when it comes to yielding to an emergency vehicle.
Remain calm and don't panic.
Move your vehicle to the right, if at all possible. Then, come to a complete stop and wait. Remember, "Move to the right for sirens and lights."
Stay put at an intersection stop sign or traffic light, if you cannot pull to the right. Don't try to go through the intersection.
Pull over to the nearest side of the road if you are on a one-way road or divided highway - but before you do, make sure the shoulder is safe.
Before you move on, make sure another emergency vehicle isn't coming after the first one.
Stop in the middle of anintersection. Proceed through it, and then pull to the right.
Stop in the middle of a lane when there is room to pull to the right.
Pull to the left in the center yellow lane or left turn lane.
Race ahead to get though a green light or turn before an emergency vehicle gets there.
Race after an emergency vehicle to get through a traffic light.
Make a left turn quickly into a driveway or side street.
Disregard the emergency vehicle and continue to travel.