Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 570-11-.03 - Designation of Emergency Vehicles Authorized to use Flashing or Revolving Red Lights

(1) The Department may designate a vehicle as an emergency vehicle, allowing such vehicle to operate flashing or revolving red lights by issuing a permit, when the person, firm, corporation or governmental agency shall demonstrate to the Department a proven need for equipping such vehicle with flashing or revolving red lights.
(2) The following shall be submitted to the Department for such determination and issuance of such permit:
(a) Completed Application Form DPS-41;
(b) Notarized Statement of Use, detailing the time, location, manner and justification for use;
(c) Statement of type(s) of emergency use requiring flashing or revolving red light;
(d) Required fee; and
(e) Certificate evidencing completion of a "Due Regard Training Program" approved by the Department.
(3) The following groups of applicants must also meet the following additional criteria prior to emergency vehicle designation.
(a) Emergency Management Vehicles.
1. Submit an Emergency Light Certification from the Emergency Management Division, Georgia Emergency Management Agency, State of Georgia.
2. Submit proof an applicant is at least eighteen (18) years of age.
(b) Volunteer Firefighter.
1. The notarized statement of use shall include an affidavit as to the applicant's active membership in a bona fide Volunteer Fire Department.
2. The application shall be signed by the County Commission Chairperson, Mayor, City Manager, County Fire Marshal or Fire Chief.
3. Submit proof an applicant is at least eighteen (18) years of age.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 570-11-.03
Ga. L. 1977; Act 627.
Original Rule entitled "Application" was filed on September 14, 1972; effective January 1, 1973, as specified by the Agency. Amended: Emergency Rule 570-11-0.1 entitled "Emergency Rule Suspending Enforcement of Chapter 570-11" was filed on January 9, 1973; effective January 1, 1973 to remain in effect for a period of 120 days or until the adoption of a permanent Rule superseding said Emergency Rule, as specified by the Agency. Amended: Permanent Rule entitled "Application," adopted superseding Emergency Rule 570-11-0.1. Filed May 24, 1973; effective June 13, 1973. Amended: Rule repealed and a new Rule entitled "Certification of Emergency Private Motor Vehicles Belonging to Volunteer Firemen" adopted. Filed November 29, 1973; effective January 1, 1974, as specified by the Agency. Amended: Rule repealed and a new Rule entitled "Designation of Emergency Vehicles Authorized to Use Flashing or Revolving Red Lights" adopted. Filed June 8, 1977; effective June 28, 1977. Amended: Filed March 5, 1982; effective March 25, 1982. Amended: F. Jul. 14, 1995; eff. Aug. 3, 1995. Amended: F. Dec. 19, 2012; eff. Jan. 8, 2013.

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