Students design fire truck signs


Students and staff from the Point Roberts Primary School created magnetic signs that will adorn fire equipment this summer.

Since 2013, the local fire department has visited the school for fire safety month in October with different safety messages: how to create a home safety plan, the importance of working smoke detectors, what to do in case of fire. “I want the kids to be involved and that’s why I ask them to draw what that safety would be for them,” said fire chief Christopher Carleton.

Fifteen students drew their version of fire safety last fall, and this spring the fire department transferred those images to magnetic signs. All 15 will find a place on a department vehicle.

“They’ll stay on the rigs until the end of the summer and then we’ll go back to the kids and ask them to draw us another,” Carleton said.

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