West Midlands Fire Service warns inconsiderate parkers: every second counts when we're responding to a 999 emergency call.



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Published on 1 April 2019
Our firefighters aim to get to serious incidents in just five minutes. Vehicles parked irresponsibly can delay our fire engines – also known as Pump Rescue Ladders or PRLs – by life-saving seconds. We’re asking all motorists to do some ‘blue light thinking’ when they park: PLEASE leave enough space for us to get past in an emergency. Otherwise, we might have to seriously consider turning our prank prototype PRL into a reality 😉