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Posted on: May 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] A message from the Asbury Park Fire Department: C – L – E – A – R for Emergency Vehicles

APFD Safety Tips

C – L – E – A – R for Emergency Vehicles

A message from the Asbury Park Fire Department:

Do you know what to do when approached by an emergency vehicle? 

The law says to pull over to the closest parallel edge of the roadway and yield the right of way to the emergency vehicle. An emergency vehicle is one with an audible siren and/or emergency flashing lights.

Normally drivers HEAR us first, next they SEE us, and then drivers need to CLEAR for us.

– Calmly pull to and as close to the edge of the roadway as possible and stop.

– Leave room. Keep intersections clear and never try to follow emergency vehicles.

E – Enter into traffic with caution after the emergency vehicle has passed. Remember to use signals.

A – (Be) Aware of your surroundings. Keep radio volume low and check rear view mirrors frequently.

R – Remain stopped until the emergency vehicle has passed. Be mindful that there may be additional emergency vehicles approaching.

When somebody calls 911, help the members of the Asbury Park Fire Department respond as quickly as possible. 

For questions, please contact the Asbury Park Bureau of Fire Prevention at 732-774-7400

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