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Kamloops Fire Rescue to get new fire safety house


October 25, 2012
By Kamloops Fire Rescue

Oct. 25, 2012, Kamloops, B.C. – Kamloops Fire Rescue in Kamloops, B.C., will receive a new fire safety house to help teach children about fire safety. 

Oct. 25, 2012, Kamloops, B.C. – Kamloops Fire Rescue in Kamloops, B.C.,
will receive a new fire safety house to help teach children about fire
safety.

"The new fire safety house is fun," says Captain Sheldon Guertin, life
safety educator for Kamloops Fire Rescue. "This new house is a bouncy
house, so we know kids are going to love it. The house itself is 675
square feet with fire safety messages on the walls and will allow us to
tach kids how they can be fire smart at home."

The department's old fire safety house served its purpose, but because
of the weight of the unit, wasn't easy to bring to community events and
schools, and has now been taken off the road.

"We can now bring in this new fire safety house to many more venues and
it's our goal to reach more kids than ever before with our messages on
safety," Guertin said.

Donations for the house and trailer to tow the unit have been made
possible by community organizations and businesses, and Guertin is
pleased that McDonald's of Kamloops has come on board to help take the
donations over the top.

"We have a Facebook LIKE campaign starting up with McDonald's," Guertin
said. "For every new "LIKE" we get on our
www.facebook.com/KamloopsFireRescue page, McDonald's will donate $1, up
to $1,000, toward the new house. Now only will we raise the needed
donations for the house, but we'll have 1,000 new people that will
receive our messages on fire safety to share with their friends and
family."