Friday, June 20, 2014

Fire Dept News

Drawing on Safety

Timothy Christian School student burn awareness week poster contest winner 

Released by Lisa Axelson, City of Chilliwack Fire Department


Grade 4 student Lauren Boer shows off her winning poster with Wade Meeres (L) and Greg Zutter of the City of Chilliwack Fire Department.


he BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund 18th Annual Burn Awareness Week (BAW) program ran from February 2 to 8, 2014.  It is designed to teach kids to be responsible for their own safety, and help make their families aware of potentially harmful situations. 

The BAW program is educational, fun and interactive. The program is divided into age-appropriate safety lessons, intended for Pre-School to Grade 7.

Along with the education students are encouraged to submit poster on burn safety to the BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund for the chance to win prizes and pizza for their class. This year Chilliwack had many winners with Lauren Boer a grade 4 student from Timothy Christian School a regional winner. 

Chilliwack Fire Department attended Lauren’s school to present her with her prize and have some fun with her class. Fire fighter Wade Meeres and Greg Zutter spent some time discussing fire safety and showing Lauren’s class the fire truck.

This year had students from all over the province compete with Chilliwack winning 6 honorable mentions and 1 regional prize winner. Regional winners receive $500.00 for their school and a pizza party for their class. Honorable Mention winners receive $50.00 for their school and a stuffed Dalmatian for themselves.

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