City staff support Starfish Backpack program

Six City employees gathered at the Kamloops Food Bank before work on Friday, June 8, 2018, to lend their hands to a program that helps feed local school kids in need. 

Colleen Quigley (HR Manager), Lucas Daost (HR Advisor), Mike Helfrish (Kamloops Fire Rescue), Elnaz Ansari (Traffic and Transportation Engineer), Terry Pile (Risk Manager), and Carol Allen (Accounting Clerk) stuffed 40 backpacks full of food in a matter of 45 minutes, wrapping it all up before 8:00 am. Quigley's son also joined in before heading off to school. 

KFR members demonstrate self-rescue operations as part of training

Kamloops Fire Rescue and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 913 hosted a Fire Ground Survival demonstration Friday, May 11. Mayor and Council, as well as the media, were invited to see how KFR trains its members in situational awareness, air management, communication, avoiding panic, disentanglement, and upper-floor escape techniques. 

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