“We have had great success in delivering training to preschool and grade school students, and we have used our current house as much as possible, getting a great value for the investment from our community and firefighters who worked on the project,” Mercer said. “It has been supported by our community with supplies and materials for maintenance and repair. Last year, it suffered a broken axle as we nearly finished the fire prevention month schedule.”
Mercer applauded the efforts of Hamilton Paramedic Tony Robertson and Deputy Chief Ken Runyan, adding that they took the lead in developing and completing the grant application.
He said the fire prevention program will save lives.
“Fire prevention is an important task, though the results are difficult to measure since a fire that is prevented is never seen,” Mercer said. “Hamilton has dedicated resources to developing trainers to deliver the fire safety messages to as many people as possible.”
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