Be Safe, Be Seen

Shine your light and stay safe at night!

I am happy to share that Ottawa Fire Services, in partnership with Safer Roads Ottawa and the Ottawa Police Service has launched the third annual “Be Safe, Be Seen” initiative.

As part of the initiative, residents are encouraged to drop by any of the City of Ottawa Fire Stations in urban areas or one of the four rural fire offices, and receive a complimentary light or reflective item.  Each resident will be able to choose one item from the following list:

  • a set of bike lights;
  • a reflective armband/leg band; or
  • a pedestrian light

The safety items will help make road users more visible at night while walking, biking, running or partaking in other activities.  For residents or groups of residents looking for safety items, please send your request to Safer Roads Ottawa at

The initiative runs until Tuesday, October 31 so don’t delay and pick up your reflective gear today!

For a full list of station locations and the hours in which residents can pick up their items, please contact Ottawa Fire Services at or call 613-580-2860.