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In York Township, Pennsylvania, Assistant Fire Chief Scotty Bowman was ticketed by police who said Chief Bowman improperly used emergency lights to pull over a driver who almost struck fire apparatus in front of the fire station.
York Area Regional Police Chief Tim Damon told York Dispatch reporter Liz Evans Scolforo that the ticket was issued instead of a warning to make a statement that “this wasn’t acceptable.”
According to Damon, a fire truck was returning to the station and had pulled onto the concrete pad in front of the building. The truck’s driver was starting to pull back onto the road to position the apparatus to back it into the station garage, Damon said.
A passenger car drove around the fire truck, according to the chief.
Bowman was a few vehicles behind, driving the duty chief’s SUV. He saw what happened and followed the passenger car as it drove away, according to Damon.
Bowman turned on his emergency lights, pulled over the vehicle and informed the driver it’s illegal to pass a fire truck that’s entering or leaving its garage, Damon alleges.