OAR 735-110-0010
Siren Standards


Siren rules shall apply to sirens as required on authorized emergency vehicles in accordance with ORS 801.260 (“Emergency vehicle”), 815.230 (Violation of sound equipment requirements), 820.370 (Ambulance or emergency vehicle sirens), and 820.380 (Illegal ambulance or emergency vehicle sirens).


Sirens that meet requirements of standards in CAC Title 13, Article 8, with included ANS and SAE items shall be acceptable for use on ambulances and emergency vehicles.


Sirens may contain the “nonsiren” “Hi-Lo” function, however, this function shall not be used instead of other siren functions or warning sounds.


Ambulances regulated by the Health Services are also subject to siren requirements of that agency. This includes, but is not limited to, the federal specification for the “Star-of-Life Ambulance,” KKK-A-1822B, Part 3.14.6, dated June 1, 1985.
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Last Updated

Jun. 24, 2021

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