Pictured with prize winner Copper Helland

Pictured with prize winner Copper Helland

Kimberley student wins regional Fire Prevention contest

Cooper Helland of the Kimberley Independent School wins an Ipad

The annual Fire Prevention Week contest has expanded to include a prize winner in each of the five geographic zones of the province.  Primary students were visited by firefighters before Fire Prevention Week, October 5 – 11, and given entry forms to enter into a contest after some fire safety activities were completed at home with their families.  The contest winner would receive an iPad.

The five iPads are jointly sponsored by the Office of the Fire Commissioner, the BC Fire Chiefs’ Association, the Fire Training Officers’ Association of BC, the Fire Prevention Officers’ Association of BC and Fortis BC.  “Working together we have been able to make the contest more meaningful across the province.  Each zone will have its own winner instead of one winner for all of BC” said Timo Juurakko, Chair of the Public Education Committee for the FPOABC. “Hopefully more families became engaged in fire prevention activities, which were the goal of the project.”

We are excited to announce that the winner for Zone #4 is from the Kimberley Independent School.  Cooper Helland was presented with his iPad on Friday, December 19th.

The take home activities that all children completed prompted attention to working smoke alarms and home escape planning with the entire family.  Remember, only working smoke alarms will notify you of a fire emergency and knowing what to do when the alarm sounds is crucial to your family being safe.