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Malta & McConnelsville Fire Department
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Fire Chief:
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Fire Station Address:
77 South Fourth Street
McConnelsville, Ohio 43756
OR 740.962.2222
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Pull to the Right for Sirens and Lights
Every day, emergency vehicles respond to urgent requests for service from the
public. The call may be for Fire, EMS or Police. Minimum response time by
emergency services is absolutely essential since minutes lost during our response
to an emergency could be the difference between a favorable or tragic outcome. It
is our desire to see response time for Emergency Services minimized. To
accomplish this, sophisticated communications systems are in place, emergency
vehicles are appropriately equipped, and training of Emergency Responders is
Still, the biggest problem is getting emergency vehicles to the scene of an
emergency safely, especially in urban traffic and during peak traffic periods. All
drivers must know their responsibilities when approached by an emergency vehicle
with its red lights flashing or siren sounding
The Ohio Motor Vehicle Law clearly states what a driver is required to do:
4511.45 Right-of-way of public safety vehicles
Upon the approach of a public safety vehicle, equipped with at least one
flashing, rotation or oscillating light visible under normal atmospheric
conditions from a distance of five hundred feet to the front of such vehicle
and the driver is giving audible signal by siren, exhaust whistle, or bell, the
driver of every other vehicle shall yield the right of way, immediately drive to
a position parallel to, and as close as possible to, the right edge or curb of the
highway clear of any intersection, and stop and remain in such position until
the public safety vehicle has passed, except when otherwise directed by a
police officer.
Do you know what to do?
  • Don't panic and slam on the brakes.
  • Pull as near as possible and parallel to the right-hand edge or curb and stop.
  • Remain stopped until the emergency vehicle has passed.
  • Don't stop in the middle of a curve.
  • Don't stop on or while cresting a hill.
Good drivers always check their mirrors frequently and do everything
necessary to maintain an awareness of other vehicles in their vicinity!
Emergency vehicles will usually try and pass to the left since you should be pulling
to the right. However, distracted drivers, or those blocking intersections or
roadways may negate that possibility.

Motorists can help us reach those in need by being attentive and pulling to
the right when an Emergency Vehicle approaches

Precious minutes lost while responding to an emergency can be the difference
between life and death. Help us help others by pulling to the right and stopping
Make the Right Call
Do you know what to do if someone is badly injured or suddenly becomes sick?
You should. Knowing how to call for help in an emergency can help save a life.
Take a few moments to read this information. Share it with your family and friends.
Call 911 In Emergencies Only
Call 9-1-1 when you think someone's life is threatened: when someone faints or
collapses, has persistent chest pain or difficulty breathing, or is badly injured. On
the other hand, going to a doctor's appointment, getting a scraped knee
bandaged or filling a prescription does not require EMS assistance.
Know What To Say
When you call 9-1-1, tell the emergency operator where to find you, who is hurt or
sick, and what happened. The emergency operator will need to know what
condition the victim is in and if any help is being given. They may ask you several
additional questions. Answer all of them. Stay calm, speak clearly, and stay on the
phone until told to hang up.
Know What To Do Until Help Arrives
You've called for help. The ambulance is on the way. What do you do while you
  • If the emergency operator gives you specific instructions, remember them
    and carry them out.
  • Don't move a victim unless they are in danger.
  • Do try and keep them warm and comfortable.
  • Make it easy for the ambulance to find you by turning on a porch light or
    sending someone to meet the ambulance.
If you're not sure if it's an emergency, call 9-1-1. Place this number by each phone
in your house and teach your children how to call 9-1-1.