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Fire Lanes

Fire lanes are designed to provide direct access for emergency activities and emergency vehicles. Most frequently, they are used for fire apparatus during medical emergencies. When fire lanes are blocked by vehicles, a delay in receiving emergency assistance may occur.

In a fire or medical emergency, seconds count. Proper signage is very important to enforce no parking in the fire lane. The police department will cite vehicles illegally parked and may assist apartment managers & businesses with enforcement. Contact Bellingham Fire Prevention for information on sign wording and placement.

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