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REPORTING · 13th November 2014
Walter McFarlane
Kitimat had a new Fire Chief on Monday, November 10th. Madyson Murdock, age 5 from Monica Regoni’s Kindergarten Class. Nechako Elementary School won Fire Chief for the day for 2014. Her grandparents came with her to share in her fun.

She got to ride in the fire trucks, tour the hall and have lots of fun playing hide and seek with the fire fighters in the large building. She had a special lunch with the fire department and Mayor Joanne Monaghan. She even was given a proclamation sign thanking the media for providing fire safety education.

Fire Chief for every other day but that one, Trent Bossence, gave out a bag full of fire safety material to Murdock, some more items for her class and a cake to served. She was presented with a framed certificate and a photo of herself with the firefighters.

The Fire Department is reminding everyone: “Christmas is coming. It means extra lighting typically goes up, Christmas trees are moving into homes,” said Bossence. “If you’re using a real tree, keep it watered. Make sure you’re using low voltage, low heat light on it.”

In addition, the Fire Department is reminding people about winter road conditions. “I ask that we lift that right foot, people slow down, make sure they have their winter tires on, proper winter tires and that they’re aware of the weather conditions and changing road conditions,” said Bossence.

He is also reminding everyone to check the battery their smoke detectors twice a year and change the batteries in them if it is needed.