Yes, the fire division utilizes a traffic management system known as Opticom™ GPS System. The system allows any fire division vehicle the ability to turn the traffic lights green in the direction of their travel while maintaining red in all other directions. The only authorized use of the Opticom™ GPS System is for:
- Emergency Responses to a severe incident: Lights and Siren
- Non-Emergency Responses to a less severe incident: No Lights or Siren
- Transporting a patient to an Emergency Room
At no time are personnel permitted to use the Opticom system for anything other than 911 incidents.The system has proven very effective with our response times while making the roads as safe as possible for everyone during a 911 call.