REPORTING · 8th October 2014
The Kitimat Fire Department put on an open house to celebrate the beginning of Fire Prevention Week. While it was not very well attended, there were a few people who came out to talk with the fire fighters, grab some swag and learn that smoke detectors save lives.
“It’s our 1st Annual Open house to kick off our fire prevention week,” said Deputy Fire Chief, Peter Bizarro.
Mayor Joanne Monaghan was there to express that Kitimat have one of the best Fire Departments in BC.
The theme for Fire Prevention Week is Smoke Detectors Save Lives. Last week, we were able to ask Fire Chief Trent Bossence about the subject. He encouraged everyone to have them in their house, test them and change the batteries to ensure they are working. The fire fighters showed the children who were attending how smoke detectors work.
It was a busy day at the Fire Hall in addition to the open house. They had two false alarms, a fire call at City Centre, two medical calls and a motor vehicle incident. The latter three taking place during the open house. Fortunately, the Kitimat Fire Department is fully staffed and is able to back fill the Fire Hall when fire fighters go out on call.
Elijah, Kaleb and Joshua Wieler get their picture with the new fire truck