Leadership

Fire Apparatus Has Right of Way

Issue 22 and Volume 64.

Fire Apparatus Has Right of Way To regulate traffic on the streets and in the alleys of the city of Wapakoneta, O., with special reference to apparatus used by the fire department, an ordinance was passed providing that fire apparatus responding to a fire call, sounding a warning signal, shall have right of way in the streets, and that all other drivers shall stop their vehicles as near as possible to the right hand curb in the street. Pedestrians are required to remain on the sidewalk until the fire apparatus has passed, when going to a fire. No other vehicles except those used by the city departments are permitted to trail within less than 600 feet behind the fire apparatus in responding to a call. No other vehicle is permitted to have a bell, horn or alarm of the same vibration as that used on the fire apparatus; no vehicle…

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