The governing body of a rural fire protection district or of a municipal fire department may issue written authorization for the use of fire company warning lights on vehicles that are used while driving to a fire station or fire location in response to a fire alarm. Written authorization issued under this section shall comply with all of the following:
Written authorization may be issued only to authorize use of the warning lights on any vehicle, whether publicly or privately owned, if used by:
A fire chief, assistant fire chief or volunteer firefighter selected by the board of directors of a rural fire protection district organized under ORS chapter 478; or
Any person authorized to serve as fire chief, assistant fire chief or volunteer firefighter by the governing body of any municipal fire department.
Any lights authorized under this section must be and remain the property of the rural fire protection district or municipality involved. [1983 c.338 §540; 1985 c.16 §277]