Fire lanes are designed to provide
direct access for emergency activities and emergency vehicles. Most
frequently, they are used for fire apparatus during medical emergencies.
When fire lanes are blocked by vehicles, a delay in receiving emergency
assistance may occur.
In a fire or medical emergency, seconds count. Proper signage is very
important to enforce no parking in the fire lane. The police department will
cite vehicles illegally parked and may assist apartment managers &
businesses with enforcement. Contact Bellingham Fire Prevention for
information on sign wording and placement.