Why do your fire trucks use lights and sirens, even in the middle of the night when there is no traffic?
The purpose of emergency warning equipment is to let drivers and pedestrians know that an emergency vehicle is on the way to an emergency. By Iowa state law, we do have certain privileges extended to us. Those being, to carefully proceed through controlled intersections and travel against the designated flow of traffic. These privileges have rules that the legislation and department policy put on the drivers of these emergency vehicles. The main rule is that we cannot do these things unless there are lights flashing and sirens going. Even in the middle of the night.

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1. How can I get a smoke detector from the Fire Department? Will you change the batteries?
2. Where can I go to have my child safety seat inspected or installed?
3. Why do your fire trucks use lights and sirens, even in the middle of the night when there is no traffic?
4. Why do you send so many fire vehicles to a fire, especially a small fire?