The Raisin Squad preaches about the effectiveness and “nationwide acceptance” of large high and slow flashing lights on school buses as well as similar sized alternating flashing lights at railroad crossings. Of course, we have zero scientific data or substantiating testing results to prove the theory. Our presumption is most motorists think like us and if they don’t, they should.

Lighting manufacturers offer a wide array of choices for warning, scene, and interior lighting on ambulances. Such lighting is typically made up of a variety of LED models that are being placed on the front, sides, and rear; in compartments; on the undercarriage; and inside the rigs.

Manufacturers are continuing to come up with new designs and improvements to their LED fixtures with the aim of meeting the wide-ranging lighting needs of various fire and rescue situations.

Now, how does automation find its way into fire and emergency medical services (EMS) apparatus? It’s all around you every day, and it is continuing to advance with added features in more and more products.