‘Like’ KFR’s new fire-safety house
A new fire-safety house on its way to Kamloops will be more effective than ever before in teaching kids about fire safety.
“The new fire-safety house is fun,” said Kamloops Fire Rescue Capt. Sheldon Guertin, life-safety educator for the department.
“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 teach kids how they can be fire-smart at home.”
The old fire-safety house, previously used by Kamloops Fire Rescue, served its purpose but, because of the weight of the unit, wasn’t as 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 even before with our messages on safety,” Guertin said.
Donations for the house and trailer to tow the unit came from community organizations and businesses and McDonald’s of Kamloops has joined the effort 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’ registered on the facebook.com/KamloopsFireRescue page, McDonald’s will donate $1, up to $1,000, toward the new fire-safety house.
“Not 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 families,” Guertin said.