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Fire/Rescue stations and speed limits

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Jay911

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The station I work at is in a 30kph zone (which at 18.27mph is as close to 20mph as you'll get in Canada).

I'm a little curious at the underlying question, though. Stations are not placed according to the posted speeds of the streets surrounding them - they are placed based on an intensive series of calculations which determines the most effective (centrally based) location. Well, usually - this may not apply if they're the only station in a town or region, simply located whereever the town has land.
 

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Where I went to high school, we had a fire station a block down from the school. My science class over looked the football/baseball fields and the main road. It was distracting for me. Every time I hear the sirens I had to take a look to see if it was the Medic or the Engine that was responding.


Back the the topic... I cant think of any for this area. Its regular street speeds (25-45Mph) in front of the stations.
 
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andrew_m

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Here all the fire station have regular speeds, but both hospitals have 25mph zones. And the main HQ for EMS is in a 45mph zone.
 
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My towns Fire and Police station is located next to the elementry school in a 25 mph zone.

My towns First Aid Squad building is also on a 25 mph road, and located next to the primary school of town.
 

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phil_smith said:
lol, my station is on State Hwy-20 West of Skiatook, OK in a 65mph zone!
Is there access point out onto those lanes? Flat land? Any sort of warnings lights for general traffic?
 

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Our squad building is on emergency row. The county's EMS, Rescue, and then the city Fire Dept Station 2 is on the same road. We usually let the people living on the road have a break at night and not put on the siren until we are down the road (But always on at the intersections). In SC, we only get 10mph over the speed limit anyway.
 

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Go-24 said:
Is there access point out onto those lanes? Flat land? Any sort of warnings lights for general traffic?
Not here at the EMS HQ, they just pull up to the road, turn on the lights, and wait for people to stop.

rescuecomm said:
In SC, we only get 10mph over the speed limit anyway.
When I went on my EMS ridealong, we went 75mph down Hwy 28 where for the most part the speed limit is 40. That was quite fun.
 
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