Be Safe, Be Seen initiative to launch with Ottawa Fire Services

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, October 2, 2017        1:26pm

(Ottawa) – Ottawa Fire Services, in partnership with Safer Roads Ottawa and the Ottawa Police Service will launch the third annual “Be Safe, Be Seen” initiative. 

As part of the initiative, residents are encouraged to drop by any of the City of Ottawa Fire Stations in urban areas or one of the four rural fire offices, and receive a complimentary light or reflective item.  Each resident will be able to choose one item from the following list: a set of bike lights, a reflective armband/leg band or a pedestrian light. The safety items will help make road users more visible at night while walking, biking, running or partaking in other activities.  For residents or groups of residents looking for safety items, we encourage you to send a request to sro@ottawa.ca

The initiative begins on Monday, October 2 and will run until Tuesday, October 31. For a full list of station locations and the hours in which residents can pick up their items, please visit ottawa.ca or contact Ottawa Fire Services at firerequests@ottawa.ca or call 613-580-2860. 

The Safer Roads Ottawa Program is a leading community partnership between Ottawa Fire Services, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Public Health and the Transportation Services Department committed to preventing or eliminating road deaths and serious injuries for all people in the City of Ottawa, through culture change, community engagement, and development of a sustainable safe transportation environment.   

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