Blue light Emergencies Only

February 2, 2018







What counts as an emergency vehicle?

An emergency vehicle is classed as a vehicle used:

  • for police purposes (but not necessarily a police vehicle, e.g. search and rescue)

  • for firefighting purposes (but not necessarily a fire brigade vehicle) including local councils and the Forestry Commission as well as fire salvage work

  • for ambulance purposes (but not necessarily an ambulance vehicle, e.g. cave rescue) including the movement of sick, injured or disabled people and for moving human organs

  • for bomb disposal

  • for nuclear accidents

  • for mountain rescue

  • by the Royal Air Force Armament Support Unit

  • by the National Blood Service

  • by HM Coastguard

  • for mine rescue

  • by the RNLI for launching lifeboats

  • by HM Revenue and Customs for serious crime

  • by the military special forces (e.g. the SAS) for a national security emergency










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