Town of Stettler, County of Stettler and Regional Fire Department Press Release May 3, 2021 @ 10:22am published at 11:51am
Volunteer firefighters will now use flashing green lights to signal when en route to an emergency.
May 3, 2021 – Stettler, Alta: The Town and County of Stettler are joining communities
throughout Alberta to use flashing green lights to signify that a volunteer firefighter is
traveling to the fire hall in response to an emergency call.
Volunteer firefighters must attend the fire hall from their home or places of work before
responding to a call. In order to reduce the travel time needed to reach the hall, the Stettler
Regional Fire Department will now use flashing green lights on the personal vehicles of
volunteer firefighters to signal the driver’s destination and request that anyone sharing the
road pull over, if it is considered safe to do so. Although yielding in courtesy is appreciated,
other drivers are not required to forfeit right of way in response to the lights, in alignment
with the Alberta Traffic Safety Act.
Green lights do not provide volunteer firefighters with special privileges on the roadway,
and all rules of the road must be obeyed. The lights are placed on the dashboard or in the
windshield of the volunteer’s personal vehicle for consistent identification. When yielding
the right of way to a volunteer firefighter, please be sure to re-enter the roadway with
caution as there may be additional firefighter vehicles following.
The Stettler Regional Fire Department thanks everyone for their cooperation in providing
expedited emergency response. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the
Stettler Regional Fire Department at 403-742-2081.
Contact: Lara Angus