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Road Safety

Queensland firefighters attend over 8000 road crashes each year.

QFES responds to motor vehicle crashes and uses a range of rescue tools to free trapped people. We also provide assistance to ambulance officers to treat patients at the scene, and restore the scene so that it is safe again.

Lights and Sirens

Drivers frequently experience anxiety when in the vicinity of an Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) responding to an emergency. There are four simple messages for drivers to remember:

  1. Look and listen
  2. Stay calm
  3. Merge left
  4. Stay alert.

Information Sheet

Online booklet*

Lights & Sirens Information Sheet Lights & Sirens BookletAlso available in PDF*.

Emergency Vehicle Priority Project

In order to help emergency vehicles through traffic lights while keeping Queensland drivers safe, the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Public Safety Business Agency and TransMax have created the Emergency Vehicle Priority Project.  This is not yet Queensland-wide. 


For more information, visit Emergency Vehicle Priority 2014 on YouTube.

*This publication was produced prior to the current government.

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Last updated July 2015