Friday , 25 June 2021

Cell Phone Sally joins BRFA team

The Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority welcomed its newest team member.

Cell Phone Sally debuted on Thursday with a big welcome at the Station 5 hall. Sally joins Sparky as part of engaging with kids on safety tips and education.

She’s the 911 mascot while Sparky remains the fire mascot.

“Cell Phone Sally will be assisting us in all our educational purposes. So when we have EMS Week, she’ll be making parents we have Fire Prevention Week she’ll be there,” said Annamarie Wirachowsky, 911 dispatcher.

“Once the COVID restrictions have lifted, she will come into the schools with us and educate children on how and when to call 911.

“We want to give a great big shout out to Cenovus Energy for helping in the donation of Cell Phone Sally, and to the Northern Light Public School division for bringing in Cell Phone Sally to us today.”

Colouring contest

To welcome Cell Phone Sally to the team, the BRFA is hoping kids will enter their colouring contest.

There will be three draws for ages 3-4 years old, 5-6 years old, and 7-9 years old.

The colouring contest draw will finish Nov. 18 and Cell Phone Sally will make the draw the next day.

To enter the contest, download the picture, colour it and submit your entry either by dropping it off at the Fire Hall (4407-50 Avenue) Bonnyville or email to [email protected]

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.