City Declares March as “Move Over for Emergency Vehicles” Month

Dear Fallon Resident:

More and more drivers are either slow to yield or fail to yield to emergency vehicles, making dangerous conditions for both the driver and the emergency responder. Failure to yield tacks on seconds that could hinder the ability to save a life.

The City of Fallon wants to remind drivers to immediately pull to the right and stop for emergency vehicle sirens and lights. The City has designated March 2017 as “Move Over for Emergency Vehicles” month and is actively promoting this safety awareness campaign.

Not only is it the law to pull over and let emergency vehicles pass, it allows emergency responders to make up seconds that may save the life of someone you know and love.

Look for additional information on FallonNevada.gov, in utility bills, posters and fliers, and in radio and newspaper ads. The campaign is supported by the Fallon Police Department, Banner Churchill Community Hospital, Fallon/Churchill Fire Department, Churchill County Sheriff’s Office and the Nevada Highway Patrol.

I hope this helps remind all drivers in your household to yield immediately to emergency vehicles, as seconds can, and do, save lives.

Regards,

Ken Tedford
Mayor