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Madden Measure To Allow Volunteer First Responders To Use Emergency Lights Is Now Law

TRENTON – A measure sponsored by Senator Fred H. Madden that allows responders to place emergency lights in their cars when responding to emergencies has been signed into law by Governor Richard J. Codey.

“This bill helps ensure the safety of our critical volunteer firefighters and rescue squads,” said Senator Madden, D-Camden and Gloucester. “At the same time, it enables local residents and drivers to better recognize a vehicle heading to a fire or emergency site.”

Senator Madden’s bill, S-1770, allows volunteer first responders to place blue emergency lights in their cars on the way to emergencies, which helps them easier navigate through traffic and respond sooner.

This measure was unanimously approved by the Senate on June 27.

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