Q&A - Emergency Equipment for Volunteer Firefighters
Just wondering what "discharge of a members duties" means? Also I'm wondering why BC doesn't have a flashing light policy for Volunteer Firefighters? There are quite a few volunteer halls here in Victoria that would benefit in response times if they could utilize flashing lights and possibly even sirens.
Langford, Colwood, View Royal just to name a few, are right smack dab in the middle of the "Colwood Crawl."
If anyone were stuck in the middle of it and trying to get to let's say the View Royal hall...They wouldn't have a chance to even get there in time. They would be stuck and their response time would probably be closer to 20 minutes vice the 6 in the truck they are required to meet.
4.28 (2) Red, white or amber flashing lamps may be used on the following vehicles:
(a) a fire department vehicle driven by a member of the fire department in the discharge of the member's duties;
(3) Only those vehicles described in subsection (2) may be equipped with a system which alternately flashes the headlamps of the vehicle.