The Fire Service will work through the implications of the case of a volunteer firefighter who's been convicted of careless driving.

John Klaphake was on his way to a fire in Wellington last year when he went through a red light and hit a car.

As Klaphake approached the intersection he slowed down to 20km/h, and had his lights and sirens on.

Judge David Wilson said Klaphake did check left and right, but if he'd checked left again the crash wouldn't have happened.

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Fire region manager Brendan Nally says he doesn't believe the conviction has set a precedent.

He says firefighters will respond to emergencies as they always have done.