Green (Courtesy) Light
When an emergency happens, every second counts. Whether it's a fire or a medical call it is very important to make sure that help arrives quickly and safely. The state of Washington approves green lights to be used by volunteers as a courtesy light ONLY when responding to an emergency (we will never run the green light otherwise). This means that when a volunteer is responding to a call they can "run" the green light to notify other drivers. The reason it is called a courtesy light is because you are not required by law to give the right of way, but out of courtesy we ask that you please give the right of way to the volunteer who is answering an emergency call. In Soap Lake WA, Grant County Fire District 7 are the first responders, who are ALL VOLUNTEERS. There are no career, full time paid first responders in Soap Lake. This means that whenever there is an emergency, a volunteer answers the call, who is most likely NOT at the station at that time and needs to get there as soon and as safe as possible. We ask that you yield to vehicles flashing their green lights out of courtesy to those having an emergency. You never know when you might be the one needing help and time is crucial. If you have any questions please contact us or stop by the station.