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No More Blue Lights & Sirens For Irish Coast Guard Road Vehicles Under New Directive

20th February 2019
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No More Blue Lights & Sirens For Irish Coast Guard Road Vehicles Under New Directive

Irish Coast Guard staff have been ordered to cease their use of blue lights and sirens with their road vehicles when travelling to incidents, as TheJournal.ie reports.

The new directive says risks associated with the use of so-called ‘blues and twos’ by coastguard vehicles “need to be mitigated”.

From now on only those trained to the highest level under the voluntary Emergency Services Driving Standard will be permitted to use lights and sirens when driving.

The directive reportedly makes no mention of any such training being provided to Irish Coast Guard personnel.

The “significant” change has been flagged as a concern by volunteers who fear they could become stuck in traffic when on route to an incident that may be a matter of life and death.

TheJournal.ie has more on the story HERE.

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MacDara Conroy

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