Can you make the stop lights turn green?

Yes, the Fire Department’s apparatus has that emit a particular frequency of flashing light that activates a control on some the traffic lights in town to cause them to change to green in the direction of travel. This is called an Opticom system. Some neighboring fire departments also have this type of system. You may see them occasionally driving around checking them by driving through intersections with only one flashing white light.

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1. When an emergency vehicle is approaching that is displaying emergency lights and sirens, what should I do?
2. Why do emergency vehicles run with lights and siren, then just turn them off?
3. Can you make the stop lights turn green?
4. What is the difference between an EMT and Paramedic?
5. Do the personnel on the ambulance fight fires also?
6. Why do fire trucks respond to motor vehicle accidents?
7. Why do fire trucks respond to emergency medical calls?
8. Why do so many fire trucks respond to 'simple' incidents?
9. Why do firefighters cut holes in the roof of a building on fire?
10. Why do firefighters break windows in a building that is on fire?
11. How do I get one of those reflective number signs for my mailbox/driveway?
12. Is outdoor burning allowed?
13. Will the Fire Department refill my fire extinguisher?