Nevada Vehicles Permitted to Use Emergency Vehicle Lights


“Authorized emergency vehicle” defined.  “Authorized emergency vehicle” means a vehicle permitted to depart from certain traffic laws when equipped and operated in the manner provided by law.



Designation of authorized emergency vehicles; equipment; limitations on use of warning devices.

1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 484A.490, authorized emergency vehicles are vehicles publicly owned and operated in the performance of the duty of:

      (a) A police or fire department.

      (b) A sheriff’s office.

      (c) The Capitol Police Division, the Investigation Division, the Nevada Highway Patrol Division, the State Fire Marshal Division, the Training Division and the Office of the Director of the Department of Public Safety.

      (d) The Division of Forestry of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources in responding to a fire.

      (e) The Section for the Control of Emissions From Vehicles and the Enforcement of Matters Related to the Use of Special Fuel in the Department of Motor Vehicles.

      (f) A public ambulance agency.

      (g) A public lifeguard or lifesaving agency.



3. Every authorized emergency vehicle must be equipped with at least one flashing red warning lamp visible from the front and a siren for use as provided in chapters 484A to 484E, inclusive, of NRS, which lamp and siren must be in compliance with standards approved by the Department of Public Safety. In addition, an authorized emergency vehicle may display revolving, flashing or steady red or blue warning lights to the front, sides or rear of the vehicle.