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Public education and other public events


One of the most important tasks for a fire dept is teaching the people how to prevent fire and what to do when fire strikes. Additional missions are organizing public events, being involved in other public events and being present for the people.
 
Here is a selection of the public events with the Nipigon Fire Department:
 

25 Years Award

The following pictures show the Nipigon firefighters getting the 25 year Long Service Award. It was given to them by the Ontario Provincial Government on February 13, 2007.
 
25 Years Award
Chief Cross and his wife Linda with the Mayor of Nipigon, Richard Harvey.
 
25 Years Award
From left to right: F/F Henry Playle, Deputy Jim Keay, Chief Roy Cross, Captain Gord Walter.
 
25 Years Award
From left to right: F/F Henry Playle, Deputy Jim Keay, Chief Roy Cross, Captain Gord Walter, Mayor Richard Harvey. Front Row: Laurie Keay, Linda Cross & Ava Walter.
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Open House 2006

On November 18th 2006 the Nipigon Fire Department arranged an open house at the fire hall to present the population the new truck.
 
Unfortunately they did not have as much visitors as they liked to have because the weather was very cold. But the kids loved and enjoyed it and liked to hear the siren going and the lights flashing.
 
 
 
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Smoke Alarm Survey 2006

Because the government indroduced a new law that came into effect March 1st 2006 that all private homes must have a working smoke alarm on every floor and also outside of sleeping areas Chief Cross decided to run a survey to see how the citizens in Nipigon are doing as far as having smoke alarms already in their homes. He received over 200 responses back and now he will be setting up another program to contact the remaining homes perhaps by telephone to see if they are fire safe.
 
The people who did send in their surveys had a chance to win one of two prizes (A fire extinguisher and a combination smoke alarm and carbon dioxide tester) that the manager of the Canadian Tire Store and his wife, Claude and Claudette Landry and the fire dept donated.
 
The picture shows them picking the two lucky names from all the surveys:
 
Smoke Alarm Survey 2006

 

Labor Day 2005

Here are some pictures of the Kid's Challenge Races the Fire Department had for them on Labor Day Sept 5/05. They were dressed them in turn-out coats from the dept and they had to race through a course and spray a target with water and drag a dummy for 25 m and run to the finnish line . They were timed and the winner got a prize and all the others got a gift bag for participating. There were put 75 kids through the course in one afternoon. They loved it. The members of the dept gave out fire safety pamphets to all that were there as part of the Fire Education Program of the dept.
 
 
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And here is Chief Cross with his granddaughter Kate at the Labor Day Parade:
 
Chief Cross with his granddaughter Kate at the Labor Day Parade 2005
 

Xmas 2003

Xmas party 2003
 
Xmas party 2003
 
Xmas party 2003
 
Xmas party 2003

 

Fire Prevention Week 2003

Fire Prevention Week 2003

 

The New Chief

The New Chief Roy Cross