On December 4, 2017, The North Battleford Fire Department installed the first motion sensor security light as part of the Eyes That Care program. Eyes That Care is a program the city launched where North Battleford residents receive a motion sensor security light free of charge. In exchange, residents are asked to sign an agreement that includes taking some common-sense steps to prevent property crimes such as thefts from vehicles and buildings by locking vehicles, buildings and valuables away. Registrations are already in the hundreds with more every day.
The recipient of the first installed light was Sarah Cole, who lives on 107th Street. Regarding Eyes That Care, Sarah said “It’s a great program that meets a real need in the community”.
Sarah was greeted Monday afternoon by several North Battleford firefighters, all of whom will be installing lights. Firefighter James Bright performed the job and the whole process was completed in under 15 minutes. The team looks forward to putting these lights up all around the city.
City Manager Jim Puffalt says, “This is one of the ways that residents can become part of the team that is combating crime. Taking these simple steps to protect property can provide very 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 Program, visit www.cityofnb.ca or download the form using the link below: