What to do if a fire engine comes towards you

When you hear or see a fire engine approaching you on the way to an emergency it is important that it can get past you.

We are committed to attending the scene of an emergency as soon as possible, but not in a way which presents a danger to either other road users. Here are a few tips:

  • Do not panic or make an erratic manoeuvre
  • Stopping your vehicle may not be helpful, particularly if this blocks the road
  • Consider the route of the fire appliance and take action to allow it to pass
  • Pull over to the side of the road if necessary but do not endanger other road users

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