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A. Right Of Way: The following vehicles shall have the right of way on any street:
1. Apparatus of the fire department when going to, or on duty at, or returning from, a fire;
2. All vehicles of the police department;
3. All ambulances; (1973 Code § 10.44.010; amd. 2001 Code)
1. The driver of an authorized emergency vehicle, when responding to an emergency call or when in pursuit of an actual or suspected violator of the law or when responding to but not upon returning from a fire alarm, may exercise the privileges set forth in this chapter subject to the following conditions:
a. Park or stand, irrespective of the provisions of this title;
b. Proceed past a red light, stop signal or stop sign, but only after slowing down as may be necessary for safe operation;
c. Exceed any speed limits so long as he does not endanger life or property;
d. Disregard regulations governing directions of movements or turning in specified directions.
2. The exceptions herein granted to an authorized emergency vehicle shall apply when such vehicle is making use of audible and visual signals, but the signal does not relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons, nor shall such provisions protect the driver from the consequences of his reckless disregard for the safety of others. (1973 Code § 10.44.020)
C. Operation Of Vehicle On Approach Of Authorized Emergency Vehicle Or Official Vehicle Of Regulatory Agency: Upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle or an official vehicle of a regulatory agency, making use of flashing lights meeting the requirements of subsection 3 of Nevada Revised Statutes section 484.787, the driver of every other vehicle shall yield the right of way and shall immediately drive to a position parallel to, and as close as possible to, the right-hand edge or curb of a highway clear of any intersection and shall stop and remain in such position until the authorized emergency vehicle or official vehicle has passed, except when otherwise directed by a police officer.
D. Parking Near Fire: No person shall drive or park any vehicle within five hundred feet (500') of any fire after the sounding of the fire alarm until the fire apparatus shall have been removed from the vicinity of the fire. (1973 Code § 10.44.030)
E. Fire Lines:
1. Established: Any member of the fire department or the police department may, at any fire or alarm of fire, establish fire lines by the use of ropes or other appropriate designation.
2. Crossing Prohibited: When any such fire line shall have been so established, no person shall cross the same without first receiving permission to do so from the member of the fire department or police department in charge of such line. (1973 Code § 10.44.040)
F. Driving Over Fire Hose: No vehicle shall be driven over any unprotected hose of the fire department when laid down on any street, private driveway or elsewhere, to be used at any fire or alarm of fire, without first securing the consent of the fire department official in command. (1973 Code § 10.44.050)