Blue Lights: Help Us Help You

Members of the Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department display blue lights in the front of the vehicles while responding to emergencies. You can help us improve our response times by yielding the right of way when it is safe to do so.

In New York State, a flashing blue light indicates a volunteer firefighter responding to an alarm. Although it is not mandatory to yield the right-of-way, to a vehicle with a flashing blue light, it is a common courtesy extended to our local volunteer firefighters.

Vehicles with blue lights are not emergency vehicles. The drivers must obey all traffic laws.

Remember, if you can do so safely, you should yield the right of way. We are responding to members of the community, next time it may be you, your friends or family in need of assistance.