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REPORTING · 27th June 2013
Walter McFarlane
Jennifer Brousseau and Brayden Marleau from the Kitimat Community Awareness Program came before Council to present on their accomplishments from 2012 and their goal for 2013.

The purpose of the program is to help prevent house fires by teaching them about what to do if there is a fire. They also make sure children know what to do and where to go.

Brousseau explained their goal for 2012 was to inspect 75 homes and they met that goal with 78 homes. They finished Kildala and part of Whitesail. This year, their goal is 100 homes and 50 streets canvased. They want to complete Whitesail and do all of Nechako.

Marleau told Council they are doing tours of the Fire Hall for Elementary School Students. They present a fire safety video and show them around the shop and the trucks. He expressed they finished presenting to the schools, for Kindergarten to Grade 3.

Brousseau expressed they will be going to the Seniors Centre and presenting their as well

Brousseau stated they will be doing their pizza delivery program on June 27th. If you order a pizza from the Kitimat Pizzeria and Bistro, the pizza is delivered via fire truck and if your smoke detector is working, the pizza is on them.

“I hope everyone has working smoke detectors because that’s what keeps the community safe,” said Brousseau.

Mayor Joanne Monaghan told her she knows her smoke detector works because it goes off whenever she cooks food. She also told them their program is a success, because during a recent fire, a mother was going to open a door to find out where the fire was only to be warned away from the door by her child because it is ‘not what you do.’

“You are helping because that child knew what to do,” said Monaghan.

“That is our goal, that they know what to do,” replied Brousseau.