Educating the public in matters of fire safety is considered to be the key to fire prevention. The Officer's primary responsibility is to develop and implement programs that will increase public awareness of fire prevention and safety.
A fire safety guide is developed and distributed to K-6 students in Camrose schools. A contest is held annually with winners selected from different grade levels. This program has proved to be worthwhile as there have been several incidents where children used what they learned from the program to save lives.
The Fire Inspector/Investigator is responsible for enforcement of the fire codes and regulations. Other responsibilities include investigating complaints, answering questions from the public, and assisting the Fire Education section with requests for fire safety training when necessary.
The Fire Inspector/Investigator and Captains are responsible for fire investigation. A large percent of their investigative work involves determining the causes of structure fires. They also prepare investigative reports and testify in court regarding investigative procedures and findings.
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