Dante Lacroix named Airdrie Fire Department Junior Fire Chief
October 8, 2014 / For Immediate Release
AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – Dante Lacroix, a grade five student at Muriel Clayton Middle School in Airdrie, has been named Airdrie Fire Department’s Junior Fire Chief. Lacroix submitted the winning essay to the annual contest that was open to all grade five students in participating schools in Airdrie.
In his essay, the Jr. Fire Chief shared some great advise on how he would keep her family fire safe and what to do in case of a house fire. He specifically pointed out the importance of blowing our candles when leaving a room, which is a good tip for families.
“We are delighted to have Dante join our crew,” said Fire Chief Kevin Weinberger. “He highlighted a lot of great safety tips in her essay, including the importance for families to have a home escape plan and having working extinguishers and smoke alarms on every floor. It’s important for families to practise their escape plan to ensure everyone is prepared in case of a fire.”
The annual contest is part of AFD’s Fire Week Prevention activities. Grade five students were asked to submit a 50 word essay on the topic “How can I keep my family fire safe.” Teachers selected the winning essay from their class and submitted it to the Airdrie Fire Department. AFD reviewed the finalists and then selected the winning essay.
Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 5 – 11, 2014. For a complete list of local Fire Prevention Week events visit airdrie.ca.
Linda Masson, Deputy Chief
Airdrie Fire Department