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AbbyK9 03-30-2012 02:05 AM

Question about Light Bars (not the kind you think)
 
I haven't been on here in a while but my big green Jeep is still going strong. I've become certified as an EMT in New York and was hired by the local rescue squad. Which brings me to my question.

We're a small ambulance service and have both volunteers and paid members. A lot of the time, if there's an accident close to where you're currently at or near your house, you respond in your private vehicle and meet the ambulance on scene as extra hands and/or to be first on scene and stabilize the patient until the ambulance gets there.

We're allowed to run green lights (the color for EMTs in New York) on our private vehicles with a sign-off from the squad (a card we carry). Firefighters in my area run blue lights or red lights, not sure who runs what (I am not a firefighter).

So ... here's the question. Is there a way to mount a light bar on a Jeep hard top? Preferably one that doesn't require drilling holes into the hard top? And, more importantly, if anyone here has a light bar mount, would you mind sharing pictures?

The alternative option would be to get one that suction-cups to the windshield but I'd prefer one that can be seen from the back and side as well as the front.

EMSRubi 03-30-2012 03:10 AM

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Originally Posted by AbbyK9
I haven't been on here in a while but my big green Jeep is still going strong. I've become certified as an EMT in New York and was hired by the local rescue squad. Which brings me to my question.

We're a small ambulance service and have both volunteers and paid members. A lot of the time, if there's an accident close to where you're currently at or near your house, you respond in your private vehicle and meet the ambulance on scene as extra hands and/or to be first on scene and stabilize the patient until the ambulance gets there.

We're allowed to run green lights (the color for EMTs in New York) on our private vehicles with a sign-off from the squad (a card we carry). Firefighters in my area run blue lights or red lights, not sure who runs what (I am not a firefighter).

So ... here's the question. Is there a way to mount a light bar on a Jeep hard top? Preferably one that doesn't require drilling holes into the hard top? And, more importantly, if anyone here has a light bar mount, would you mind sharing pictures?

The alternative option would be to get one that suction-cups to the windshield but I'd prefer one that can be seen from the back and side as well as the front.

From one emt to another I wouldn't try to draw that much attention. There is a website called amazon that sells said lights. But without the opticom you won't be able to turn lights from red to green. Whenever I respond to a call via pov it doesn't take that much longer for me to get on scene vs. the rescue. At that point I just use my hazards when I arrive on scene.

AbbyK9 03-30-2012 05:20 PM

I'm in a very rural area and people often just fly down the roads here, especially at night. I want my vehicle to be clearly visible by more than just the hazards if I am stopped by the side of the road responding to an accident before everyone else gets there.

It's not uncommon out here for one of us to get to the scene ten minutes before the ambulance and/or fire department gets there, especially at MVAs and farm accidents, and I'd really prefer my vehicle to be clearly visible.

Of course, that wasn't really the question. The question was how to mount a light to the hard top and whether anyone here has mounted a light bar without drilling holes into the hard-top, so if someone could answer the actual questions, that would be all sorts of fantastic.

EMSRubi 03-30-2012 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by AbbyK9
I'm in a very rural area and people often just fly down the roads here, especially at night. I want my vehicle to be clearly visible by more than just the hazards if I am stopped by the side of the road responding to an accident before everyone else gets there.

It's not uncommon out here for one of us to get to the scene ten minutes before the ambulance and/or fire department gets there, especially at MVAs and farm accidents, and I'd really prefer my vehicle to be clearly visible.

Of course, that wasn't really the question. The question was how to mount a light to the hard top and whether anyone here has mounted a light bar without drilling holes into the hard-top, so if someone could answer the actual questions, that would be all sorts of fantastic.

If you re read what I have posted I have, in fact, answered your question and even referenced a website for you.

Jodfie 03-30-2012 08:28 PM

I don't like the light bar idea would look kinda foolish in my opinion...although I am a ff and about to get my "red light permit" I'm going to make all of mine internal incase I'm topless and also wanna stay " stealth" pm and I can give you plenty of options

Chuck B 03-30-2012 10:38 PM

You can do some really nice stuff with LEDs mounted front and rear. I've only seen light bars permanently mounted to a hardtop, but I'm sure there's a way to do it. Your other option would be to get one of those windshield light bars and mount some kind of mini lightbar to it, that way it would be there even if you take your hard top off. I had one on my YJ a few years back with a mini lightbar on it. I'll try to find some pics and scan them if you want.

Timberwolf 03-30-2012 10:43 PM

have you considered just adding strobe bulbs to the headlights/taillights?

Strobe Warning Lights and Headlight Strobes for Emergency Vehicles

or mounting it something like this:

Olympic 4x4 Products 803-124 - Olympic 4X4 Products Maxi Light Bar for 97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec

Chuck B 03-31-2012 05:27 AM

Thats the type I had...not sure of the brand. I mounted the bar, 2 lights and a metal plate for the magnetic mini-lightbar (when I lived in New York)
http://i764.photobucket.com/albums/x...6/P1010060.jpg


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