Oshawa Introduces 2019 Junior Fire Chief

Oshawa Fire Services is pleased to announce this year’s Junior Fire Chief! Alexandria is a Grade 6 student at Walter E. Harris Public School. Alexandria’s essay on promoting fire safety to family and friends led her to be named Oshawa Fire Services 2019 Junior Fire Chief.

The annual essay contest is open to Grade 5 and 6 students who are invited to submit an essay on the topic of “How do you promote fire safety to your family and friends?”

“Fire safety starts at home. Having every member of the family aware and educated on what to do in case of fire may be the difference,” said Councillor Rick Kerr, Chair of the Community Services Committee. “Our Junior Fire Chief program creates both education and awareness as every child participating gains both from the process. Everybody is a winner with this program!”

Alexandria’s achievement was announced on Thursday, May 16 at a school assembly in front of her teachers and fellow students.

Alexandria read her award-winning essay to her schoolmates and was presented with great prizes, including aGoogle Home, courtesy of Best Buy, a bicycle courtesy of Canadian Tire on Gibb Street in Oshawa, lunch at McDonalds with Family and Fire Services staff, and complimentary week at Oshawa Fire Services’ Junior Firefighter summer camp

“Congratulations to Alexandria on her award-winning essay on the importance of practicing fire safety in your home,” said Councillor Derek Giberson, Vice-Chair of the Community Services Committee. “As Oshawa’s newest fire safety ambassador, Alexandria will be on hand at community events throughout the year to promote fire safety.

Throughout the year, as Junior Fire Chief, Alexandria will participate in community activities with Oshawa Fire Services including Community Fire Safety Day on June , Oshawa Fiesta Parade on June 16, and the Oshawa Santa Claus Parade

For more information, contact Oshawa Fire Services at 905-436-3311, visit www.oshawa.ca/fire or follow Oshawa Fire Services on Twitter.

 

 

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