Firefighters have green flashing lights on their vehicles so they can be easily identified by motorists and pedestrians when they are responding to an emergency call. 

What to do if you see a green flashing light

If you see a green flashing light in or on a vehicle, it means that a firefighter is on their way to the fire station or to an emergency call. As a courtesy, motorists are asked to pull over and yield the right of way to help the firefighter respond to the emergency call quickly and safely.

The flashing green light does not afford volunteer firefighters any privileges or exemptions under the Highway Traffic Act. Pulling over and yielding the right of way when you see the light flashing in your rear view is merely a courtesy for the firefighter trying to get to the station to get to the emergency call. Refer to the MTO driver's handbook or the Ontario Public Fire Safety Guidelines for more details.

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