First motion lights installed for Eyes That Care Campaign

By battelfordsNOW Staff
December 6, 2017 - 12:00pm Updated: December 6, 2017 - 1:16pm

The first of many motion sensor lights was installed by the North Battleford Fire Department yesterday in an effort to reduce preventable crime in the city.

They city has held true on its promise that anyone who joins the Eyes That Care Campaign receive a free motion sensor light for the front of their house. The program's goal is to ensure people's homes are lit properly, and to get neighbours acquainted with one another, so they will look out for each other. Administration also followed up on their promise to help with installation if needed.

The first recipient was Sarah Cole and she had nothing but high praise from the campaign.

“It’s a great program that meets a real need in the community,” Cole said.

Firefighters met with Cole yesterday afternoon and fire department member James Bright performed the installation, which only took a total of 15 minutes.

City manager, Jim Puffalt said installing these lights is a way for residents to become a part ofa team that is combating crime.

“Taking these simple steps to protect property can provide immediate results, as preventable property crime in North Battleford is one of the highest in the country.

To sign up for the Eyes That Care Campaign, visit the city’s website

 

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