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REPORTING · 10th July 2012
Walter McFarlane
Kylee Brown and Jennifer Brusseau are this years Summer Students working for the Fire Department Summer Student Emergency Awareness Program. They have already been busy working around the community. They started in May and the program will continue until mid August.

“What we started with was we went to the elementary schools and did fire safety presentations with them. We do tours of the Fire Hall, both private and public,” said Brown.

They brought along a model house they built last year to school’s sports days to allow the children to use a real fire hose to knock down flames which were in the windows.

“We’re also doing home fire safety assessments so we’ve booked a bunch of appointments where we’re going to individual homes and testing smoke alarms and making sure they’ve got a fire safety plan in place. If not, we give them recommendations on how to [ensure there is] one in the home.”

They have free smoke alarms and batteries to give away to make certain each home in Kitimat has a working smoke alarm. Once they have completed those, they are going door to door in the Kildala Neighbourhood offering assessments as well.

They will also be working with local pizza places again this year. Today, Tuesday July 10th, they will be working out of Pizzarama from 6:30 – 8:30. If the fire truck delivers your pizza and the smoke alarms work, the pizza is free. If not, you get a free smoke alarm or battery.