On December 9, 1994 legislation was enacted through an amendment to the Highway Traffic Act, 1990 (HTA, 1990) that allows firefighters to display a flashing green light on their personal vehicle when responding to emergencies. The use of flashing green lights on vehicles is restricted to the Ontario Fire Service.
The purpose of flashing green lights is to help other drivers recognize a firefighter en-route to an emergency and be courteous and yield the right-of-way. Firefighters using the flashing green light do not have any special privileges and cannot break any traffic laws.
The motoring public is asked to recognize that firefighters displaying flashing green lights are responding to an emergency and it would be appreciated if you could yield the right of way in order to speed their response. Volunteer firefighters are serving their local community...and who knows they may be responding to assist one of your neighbours or even your family.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION!
Its the Law to have a CO detector. Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, tasteless and poisonous gas. It is a product of incomplete combustion of hydrocarbon-based fuels and is emitted directly from automobile tailpipes. Other lesser but significant sources are the wood industry,residential wood heating and forest fires.
CO can have a significant impact on human health. It enters the bloodstream through the lungs and forms carboxyhemoglobin, a compound that inhibits the blood's capacity to carry oxygen to organs and tissues. Persons with heart disease are especially sensitive to COpoisoning. Infants, elderly persons, and individuals with respiratory diseases are also particularly sensitive. CO can affect healthy individuals, impairing exercise capacity, visual perception, manual dexterity, learning functions, and ability to perform complex tasks.
Taken from the Enviroment Canada Website
Practice the STOP DROP & ROLL technique with your family today to stay safe.