Callie Wallace named Airdrie Fire Department Junior Fire Chief

October 7, 2015 / For Immediate Release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – Callie Wallace, a grade five student at Muriel Clayton Middle School in Airdrie, has been named Airdrie Fire Department’s Junior Fire Chief. Wallace submitted the winning essay to the annual contest that was open to all grade five students in participating schools in Airdrie.

In her essay, the Jr. Fire Chief shared some great advice on how she would keep her family fire safe and what to do in case of a house fire. She specifically pointed out the importance of checking fire alarms every month and having an escape plan.

“We are delighted to have Callie join our crew,” said Fire Chief Kevin Weinberger. “She highlighted a lot of great safety tips in her essay, including the importance for families to know where the meeting place is. It’s important for families to practice 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 selected the winning essay.

Fire Prevention Week is October 3 – 10, 2015. For a complete list of local Fire Prevention Week events visit


Media Contact:

Linda Masson, Deputy Chief
Airdrie Fire Department



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