Emergency POV Lighting

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I've looked and can not find a post anywhere. I am on a volunteer fire department. We are allowed to run Blue lights on our personally owned vehicles (POV) while responding to the station for emergencies or to the scene of the accident in some situations. Does anyone have a emergency light setup on their JT? I have seen a few but without much detail as to what lights they are running etc. Thanks.





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I have a pretty well lit Mojave, but I don't have a current video up at the moment. Here's a quick clip of its initial setup.
Running Soundoff Mpower "quick mount" (adhesive backing, so only have to drill a hole for the wiring) on the sides and under the tailgate. Windshield is all Fed Sig XStream dash lights (4 up top, one at the base). Front bumper is Feniex Fusion surface mounts that I reused from my last Jeep. Back window was a temporary arrange of 2 Feniex Fusion 200 sticks while I was waiting for my rack to arrive. It's now got 2 additional Mpowers on each side of the rack and a Feniex Fusion 800 stick on the back.

The 4 lights across the top of the windshield were a pain in the rear... pulling all of the trim and running the cables, I had to merge the harnesses behind the windshield trim as it couldn't support the weight of the 4 cables running across the trim. Would not recommend going that route... lol Maybe 1 light per side, but not 2!
 

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I would seek out a qualified emergency vevicle equipment company, one that does public safety vehicles to do the work.
 

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I've looked and can not find a post anywhere. I am on a volunteer fire department. We are allowed to run Blue lights on our personally owned vehicles (POV) while responding to the station for emergencies or to the scene of the accident in some situations. Does anyone have a emergency light setup on their JT? I have seen a few but without much detail as to what lights they are running etc. Thanks.
I use my POV, for call response. I’m a Paramedic in NH.
I’ve been using these guy‘s for a very long time. Can’t beat the price and quality, and customer support. It’s a smallish company so you get great support if you need it. used a 6 led bar mounted behind the grill, and a mini 4 led windshield bar. Also have a couple single 4’s off the last truck,I’ll mount in the rear at some point. Oh, mounted an old siren amp behind the rear seat, had to get a new smaller speaker and mounted it behind the front bumper. Best thing there hooked up to the aux switches, which is sooo easy!

Here’s the link :
https://www.strobesnmore.com/

I‘ll take some pics tomorrow, so you can get a look.
 

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Each state has a different requirement for emergency lighting on POVs. I'm not sure what Indiana requires as far as coverage to the front only, or must be 360, etc.

As you know, something like 70% of the country is covered by volunteer departments. You are not the first person from Indiana with a JT or JL that is doing this. Asking on this forum is a great place to get help. People from big cities may not understand that this is a DIY project for almost every firefighter who wants to equip their vehicle for emergency response. If it's not a DIY project, they are getting help from another volunteer firefighter.

Not JT specific, I've seen people put something like this on their front grill area: Red LED strobe
 

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Just an FYI...your insurance rates may go up if your provider finds out you are using emergency response lighting on your personal vehicle. I used to run overheads on mine about 25-30 years ago. And your county could be liable for any accidents if they allow lights on a POV, especially if you have not been specifically trained in emergency vehicle operations. In my county, none of the agencies (EMS, fire, SAR, etc.) are allowed to run any type of emergency lighting on POVs anymore. We cannot even turn on the OEM emergency flashers when responding.
 

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Just an FYI...your insurance rates may go up if your provider finds out you are using emergency response lighting on your personal vehicle. I used to run overheads on mine about 25-30 years ago. And your county could be liable for any accidents if they allow lights on a POV, especially if you have not been specifically trained in emergency vehicle operations. In my county, none of the agencies (EMS, fire, SAR, etc.) are allowed to run any type of emergency lighting on POVs anymore. We cannot even turn on the OEM emergency flashers when responding.
Yes, of course it goes without saying that you need to have proper authorization to run emergency equipment. In our state it’s town by town, with reciprocity in neighboring towns. We are fully covered with the municipal insurance while responding to a call.
Anyway, assuming the OP is authorized, here’s what I did...
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Thanks everyone. This is not my first POV setup. This was my JKU that I traded in for my JT. I had changed my mind to not worry about lights at all on this but that changed after having a Accident right down the road from my house. So the search is back on. I would re-use my Feniex Cobra 800 however It did have some pretty decent flashback and I don't want to go through having to make a shroud again. If I remember correctly Indiana does require 360 lighting but I have not had that issue in the past. I really liked my Feniex lights but I have been looking into the Mpower lights because they looked slimmer than the Fusions or Quads. As far as insurance I have not had an issue there either. My fire Departments policy actually covers POVs if they are enroute to station or on scene (not sure how but that's what they told us). I am mainly worried about the rear as Most of the accidents that I go straight to scene are on a highway. I think some Mpowers would be a great start for me with them being small in size and having good light output.
 

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