Do you know what to do when you see a vehicle with a flashing green light?



All drivers in Ontario are familiar with the emergency red flashing lights and sirens on police cars, ambulances and fire trucks. It is common knowledge that drivers are required by law to pull to the right and stop when they see or hear emergency vehicles approaching. Flashing green lights, on the other hand, aren’t quite as well known, but carry with them the same urgency as the flashing red ones.

Flashing green lights are an indication that a volunteer firefighter is on the way to an emergency.  When you see a vehicle approaching with a flashing green light please pull over to let them pass. They could be on their way to your house.

I will be reviewing with the City to determine if signage such as the one shown could be provided in the community as a reminder to residents as well.