blue light emergency services

blue light emergency services

A popular term for those emergency services (police, fire services, emergency responders) in the UK and elsewhere, which, in case of an emergency, are allowed to turn on flashing blue lights indicating traffic priority over other motorists.
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"The demand placed upon blue light emergency services increases every year and our approaches to providing the best response and best patient outcomes available are continually evolving.
One of the key issues for devolution in County Durham is that the area does not share the same blue light emergency services as the other council areas in the NECA.
West Midlands Chief Fire Officer Frank Sheehan said there were 'lessons and issues' that needed to be addressed by 'all the blue light emergency services'.