Record ‘yes’/’no’ relative to specific vehicle in crash.


Indicates emergency response vehicles involved in the responding to the crash, such as police, ambulance, fire, military, etc. which were on an emergency response with physical emergency signals in use: typically light blinking, siren sounding, etc.


Important for evaluating safety laws and enforcement practices.



If a civilian is responding to a personal emergency, is this applicable? No. This is for first-responders only.

Data Quality Audit Results

Report TypeCompleteIncomplete
Local Police (electronic)52988.5%6911.5%
Local Police (paper)52085.0%9215.0%
State Police (electronic)60997.9%132.1%

Responding to Emergency is a field that was often incomplete for local police (paper and electronic) reported crashes. Law enforcement auditors indicated that when officers leave this field empty, it is an indication that the vehicle was not responding to an emergency.