Grade 3 student is fire chief for a day in Campbell River

Sandowne Elementary Grade 3 student Charles Nuttal had the opportunity to unleash his inner fire fighter on Tuesday.

  • Nov. 17, 2016 8:00 a.m.

Charles Nuttal was treated to lunch at McDonald’s with acting Mayor Marlene Wright

Sandowne Elementary Grade 3 student Charles Nuttal had the opportunity to unleash his inner fire fighter Tuesday when a shiny red fire truck pulled up and the crew announced that he was going to be fire chief for the day.

Back at the hall, he enthusiastically checked over the station, inspected the equipment and rode 101 feet up in the air in the tower truck.

“As they have done for many years, McDonald’s owners Jens and Mary Rolinski and their staff graciously provided the lunch for this event along with a gift bag for Charles,” says Chief Baikie.

Each year, the Campbell River Fire Department selects one Grade 3 student to be Fire Chief for a Day, an event that wraps up the annual Fire Safety House Campaign.

This fall, fire prevention staff and fire fighters visited schools to provide fire safety training to about 550 Grade 3 students in Campbell River.

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