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Yield when you see a green light coming your way

(press release via City of Ottawa)

The City of Ottawa would like to remind motorists that vehicles with green flashing lights are being driven by volunteer firefighters who are responding to a call. As a courtesy, all road users are asked to allow these vehicles to pass quickly and safely.

Ottawa’s rural communities are served by 470 volunteer firefighters. Through the Green Light program, volunteer firefighters are equipped with green flashing lights for their personal vehicles. When you see a green light flashing from a driver’s vehicle, it means the driver is a volunteer firefighter responding to an emergency. Continue reading


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Volunteer firefighter pops the question at Parade of Lights

If you were standing in front of Quitters during last Saturday’s Parade of Lights, you might have seen a little bit of holiday magic. Josh Gibeault, a volunteer firefighter from Stittsville’s Station 81, proposed to his longtime girlfriend Megan Faulkner, a nurse at the Granite Ridge Care Community.

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Two Stittsville buildings are on this year’s Doors Open list

(via City of Ottawa)

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Doors Open Ottawa continues to be the second-largest Doors Open architectural event in North America.  Since its inception in 2002, over 850,000 visitors have discovered some of the city’s most prestigious buildings including Earnscliffe: Official Residence of the British High Commissioner, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Embassy of the United States, and the Connaught Building….just to name a few. Continue reading


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Firefighters greet Max on his Big Ride through Stittsville

Ottawa firefighters helped welcome Max and his dad Andrew Sedmihradsky to Stittsville on Sunday. They’re on a 600-km bike ride from Ottawa to Hamilton along the Trans Canada Trail to raise money for research into a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Four-year-old Max has been diagnosed with the disease.  You can learn more at Max’s Big Ride.

(Photos via Todd Horricks / Ottawa Fire Department.)

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Volunteer firefighters continue 70-year tradition in Stittsville

(Above: Stittsville’s volunteer firefighters in front of Station 81. Photo by Barry Gray.)

Stittsville’s main fire station is still staffed by volunteers, who are part of a community tradition that dates back to the 1940s.

Brian Bedard, a volunteer since 1977 and now captain of Station 81 on Stittsville Main Street, was the guest speaker at a talk hosted by the Goulbourn Historical Society on May 16. Continue reading


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