It was a job well done!

Dear editor:
Kudos to the Northwestern Ontario Fire Safety Coalition and the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council for organizing “The Times They Are A-Changin” Injury Prevention Conference, which was held last week in Fort Frances.
It was a job well done!
Also, congratulations to Abitibi-Consolidated (Fort Frances division), local firefighter Greg Allan, the Rainy River Valley Safety Coalition, B-93, and Gillons’ Insurance Brokers Ltd. for your awards in recognition of the outstanding contribution made towards safety in your community and the district.
I am personally honoured and proud of the partnership I have with Gillons’ Insurance Brokers Ltd. and Holmlund Financial for the district’s S.A.F.E. Baby (Smoke Alarm For Every Baby) program.
It is a reality made possible and funded by these two caring businesses.
When I founded the district’s S.A.F.E. Baby program back in 1999, it quickly became apparent it was a program dear to everyone’s heart.
This year marks the sixth year of the program. To date, it has delivered more than 1,500 smoke alarms and safety pamphlets to district families. The long-term goal is to continue with this program for many years to come.
The reason for the program was to help promote fire safety as well as to continuously improve on the way we do things in our district. A vision for our district, which I truly believe in, is to make it a place where no one is hurt by fire.
Remember, children are very precious. Sparking an interest in safety early on in a child’s life can lead to a life-long appreciation for injury prevention, and how it affects our daily lives.
Tyler J. Moffitt
Safety advocate