Category Archives: Sirens and Lights

Emergency Vehicle Lighting

Emergency Vehicle Lighting

Emergency Vehicle Lighting is used on Law Enforcement Vehicles, Police Cars, Patrol Cars, Ambulances, Paramedic and Emergency Medical Vehicles along with many other types of Emergency Vehicles. The Types of Lighting Systems that are placed on these vehicles depend on:

  1. The Mission
    1. Fire Department – A most fire department vehicles will need to follow the NFPA National Fire Protection Association codes and standards for the amount of emergency vehicle lighting placement and amount.
      1. Fire Engine – A fire engine is used to respond to a fire call or other emergency.  This vehicle will have some tank water, a pump, hose and other emergency response equipment.
      2. Fire Truck – a fire truck will have fire fighter equipment and tools as well as a large variety of long ladders.
      3. Tender – a fire tender is a fire apparatus with over 1000 gallons of water that is used to supply other fire engines with water.  These are also called fire tankers, but that term can be confused with forest fire planes that drop water on forest fires.
      4. HAZMAT – a hazmat truck is a vehicle that responds to chemical spills to stop or contain them.
      5. Rescue – a rescue truck is a catch all vehicle that can be used for a variety of emergency responses.  It can respond to vehicle crashes, fires, entrapments, extrications, hazmat calls as well as all other types of fire department calls.
    2. Police Department – police department vehicles need different emergency vehicle lighting depending on the mission of the vehicle.
      1. Patrol – patrol vehicles will have light bars with take down and alley lights or interior light bars to be more stealth.
      2. SWAT
      3. DARE
      4. Prisoner Transport
    3. Medical
      1. Fly car
      2. Ambulance
      3. Helicopter
  2. The Emergency Vehicle Type – There are many standard vehicle types that can be converted and upfitted to an emergency response vehicle.  These vehicles will then have electronics, tools, hardware, and emergency vehicle lighting added to it for the conversion.
    1. Sedan
    2. SUV
    3. Pickup
    4. Motorcycle
    5. Van
    6. Bus
    7. Truck

Police siren examples

Police Siren Examples

Here is an example of some police sirens that are used in today’s emergency vehicles. Law Enforcement Emergency Vehicles have different sirens and lights then Fire & Rescue and EMS (Emergency Medical)

All Emergency Sirens

All Emergency sirens start off from the manufacture the same. The difference is how the Emergency Vehicle Upfitter programs the Sirens and lights. These emergency vehicle upfitters / manufacturers install the sires and then program them. They can install the sirens somewhere under the hood but they put the console and


Sirens and Lights

There are many types of lights and sirens these days that Emergency Personal and Law Enforcement can up-fit their vehicles with. The options are vast and the choices can be confusing. Our goal is to help your figure out which options are best for you and then you can make your own choice.

Emergency Sirens and Lights

Emergency Sirens and Lights

  • Beacons
  • Flashers
  • LEDs
  • Lightbars
  • Mini Lightbars
  • Scene Lighting
  • Sirens
  • Strobe Lights