Emergency and first responder vehicles depend on emergency lights to serve several important purposes. For a fire truck, emergency lights help alert other drivers and pedestrians of its approach so that they can clear a path. 

Emergency lights come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and functions to meet the needs of different emergency services. From rotating beacons to flashing light bars and strobes, each type provides its own unique advantages for firefighters on the job.

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Types of Emergency Lights 

There are a few different types of lights available depending on your vehicle and the potential emergency situation. Fire trucks in particular normally use the following types of lights: 

LED Warning Lights for Fire Trucks 

LED technology has revolutionized the use of emergency lights, offering improved visibility and lower power consumption compared to older lighting systems. 

Fire Truck Light Bars 

Light bars are an essential component of any fire truck, acting as a beacon to alert other drivers and pedestrians to the presence of an emergency vehicle. They are typically mounted on the roof of the truck and consist of several colored flashing lights which can be seen from a great distance.

Strobe Lights

Fire truck strobe lights are small, square or round lights that flash rapidly to draw attention in an emergency situation. They can be affixed to the vehicle body, hood, roof, grille, or bumper for maximum visibility.

Beacon Lights

Beacon lights are often used in combination with strobes or light bars to provide additional warning to other drivers and pedestrians. They feature an oscillating light that rotates on top of the fire truck..

Dash Lights

LED dash lights are typically smaller lights that attach to the dashboard of a vehicle and provide additional lighting to alert other drivers. They can be used in combination with other emergency lights for maximum visibility. 

How to Choose the Right Fire Truck Lights

When it comes to choosing the right lights for your fire truck, you'll need something durable and reliable. You'll want to consider factors such as light output, power consumption, weather resistance, and ease of installation. Additionally, many different types of emergency lights can be customized with different colors and patterns to suit your vehicle's needs. 

Fire response vehicles typically feature red lights, though they may also be combined with white or blue lights. However, in some states, certain combinations of light colors are restricted for specific emergency vehicles; red and white lights are commonly reserved for ambulances while some states allow only police to use a combination of red and blue.

Before purchasing fire truck lights, be sure to consult your state’s emergency vehicle lighting regulations.

Fire Truck Sirens 

Fire trucks often use emergency lights and sirens simultaneously to alert other drivers and pedestrians of their presence. The combination of flashing lights and loud siren alerts the public that an emergency situation is taking place. Sirens are also important for helping firefighters navigate through crowded streets or areas where visibility is limited. 

We offer both quality lights and sirens so your vehicle can safely navigate traffic and alert the public to an emergency situation.