Fire Officers May Make Arrests

Fire Officers May Make Arrests

A bill has been signed by Governor Lehman which gives Fire Department officers in New York State the power to serve summonses to offenders who violate the traffic regulations and the other ordinances which give fire apparatus the right of way. Every fire apparatus in New York City will carry a book of Traffic Court summonses. It was not always possible to have a policeman handy every time a motorist ignored the fire whistle or the apparatus bell.

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