Drivers across the MD of Greenview will soon be seeing green, as Greenview Fire and Rescue will launch its volunteer firefighter greenlight pilot program.
The Green Light Program will see volunteer responders fix a green flashing light to their personal vehicle, which will light up when they’re on their way to a scene, or the fire station, in their own vehicle.
Greenview Fire and Rescue Regional Fire Chief Wayne Brown says the program is quickly becoming more common throughout Alberta, and hopes the program will make a difference for those volunteer firefighters in the region.
“Not all volunteer firefighters muster to their respective stations before attending an emergency incident. The purpose of the flashing green lights is to help other motorists see that a firefighter is headed to an emergency call and to help get them there safely,” he adds.
Reeve Tyler Olsen adds that with drivers across the region already used to pulling over safely when they see red flashing lights in the rearview mirror, he’s hoping that it will be an easy transition to do the same when seeing flashing green lights as well. The program will be piloted by all three fire stations, and will be reviewed at the end of 2022.