What should firefighters do when they see a speeding car?
The firefighters on board can pick up the radio and call it in; chances are that by the time police can get into the area, the car will be gone
A question posted recently on Quora asked, "If a fire truck witnesses a car speeding, what do the firefighters do?" Tim Dees, a retired police officer, gave his opinion on the topic below. Check it out and add your own thoughts in the comments.
The firefighters on board can pick up the radio and call it in. However, chances are that by the time police can get into the area, the car will be gone.
A more common scenario is when people refuse to yield the right-of-way for ambulances or fire apparatus responding to an emergency. The same issue prevails here — by the time the police can arrive, the car is gone.
I used to follow fire trucks and ambulances when I was available, watching for right-of-way violations. Most of the people I stopped seemed to get some satisfaction from refusing to get out of the way of a fire truck or ambulance, and they were majorly indignant when they were called on it.
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