One of the less recognized disciplines within the fire service, but in no way less important, is Fire Police. Whether it is for one of our incidents, or assisting law enforcement, or helping a local community organization, the Fire Police provide traffic control protection to our members and citizens.
Although simple in principle, it is still hazardous in that it is often at night, with inclement weather conditions, and many driver distractions. You will see our Fire Police out in reflective clothing and using hand held stop signs, flashlights, flares, and scene tape.
The three primary vehicles we use for traffic control are 346, 352 and 303, although any of the vehicles may be used.