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REPORTING · 26th October 2012
Walter McFarlane
The 7th to the 13th of October was Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme was: Know Two Ways out of Your House. The Kitimat Fire Department brought this message, and a message on making sure your smoke alarm is working to the people of Kitimat.

“Our Fire Prevention Week runs continuous from now until the end of December. We go into Fire Prevention Week, then we go into our risk watch program,” said Fire Chief Trent Bossence.

Bossence explained knowing two ways out of the house is normal, because most houses have a front and back door. However, in the case of a fire, what happens when the fire blocks someone from getting out of their bedroom.

The Fire Department is trying to let children know their window is another way of getting out of their bedroom and to let the parents know they need to supply their children with a way to get down to safety.

In addition, with the weather in Kitimat getting colder and wood stoves and baseboard heaters are getting turned on. The Kitimat Fire Department are reminding people to make sure the Chimneys are clean on wood stoves. They are also reminding people to keep baseboard heaters clear, keep some distance between them and the furniture.

Fire Chief for a day will be coming up in early November. The Fire Department is considering running another Public Safety Fair for the future. They have not held a public Safety Fair for a couple of years.