Hav­ing an Epiphany about fire safety

Stu­dents en­joy visit to Heart’s De­light-Is­ling­ton fire depart­ment

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The Heart’s De­light-Is­ling­ton Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment helped re­in­force the im­por­tance of fire safety to stu­dents at Epiphany Ele­men­tary dur­ing re­cent ac­tiv­i­ties mark­ingFire Pre­ven­tion Week 2010.

On Fri­day, Oct. 8, stu­dents and staff from the school in Heart’s De­light-Is­ling­ton were treated to a visit to the fire hall. The stu­dents, who come from the com­mu­ni­ties of Heart’s De­light-Is­ling­ton and Heart’s De­sire, were served lunch by some vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers, and were shown fire safety videos.

Fire­fight­ers em­pha­sized this year’s theme for Fire Pre­ven­tion Week: Smoke alarms — a sound you can live with.

Ear­lier in the week the stu­dents also took part in a colour­ing con­test, with the grand prize win­ners — Ken­dra Har­ris of Heart’s De­sire, and Hay­ley Bishop of Heart’s De­lightIs­ling­ton — be­ing named ju­nior fire chief and ju­nior as­sis­tant fire chief.

Both win­ners were given fire hel­mets and were to re­ceive a ride to school in a fire truck last week.

Other win­ners in­clude the fol­low­ing: Dylan Chislett, Meagan Bur­ton, Alexan­der Crocker, Chelsea Craw­ford, and Mikayla La­hey. They re­ceived bi­cy­cle hel­mets.

The visit ended with the stu­dents ex­plor­ing the var­i­ous res­cue ve­hi­cles, be­fore re­turn­ing to the school. This year’s visit proved to be both in­for­ma­tive and en­joy­able, with one stu­dent call­ing it, “the best day of my life.”

Ken­dra Har­ris (left) and Hay­ley Bishop were win­ners of the depart­ment’s Fire Pre­ven­tion Week colour­ing con­test.

From left, Mikayla La­hey, Meagan Bur­ton, Dylan Chislett, Alexan­der Crocker and Chelsea Craw­ford dis­play their new bi­cy­cle hel­mets.

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