Fire Chief for a Day lets one lucky kid ride a fire engine

Hey Kids! Want to be a fire chief for a day?

Township of Langley fire department holds contest for kids grades K to 7. Fill out your form, contest ends Oct. 1.

Hey kids, want to be a firefighter? Here is your chance.

One lucky child will have his/her name drawn to be fire chief for a day in Langley Township.

The chosen child will be picked up from their school in a fire truck and driven to the fire hall where they will report for duty and be fitted with turn-out gear.

The contest winner will spend the morning participating in firefighting activities, including looking for a missing patient in a smoky room, putting out a fire with an extinguisher, learning about fire engines and going for a ride in a fire truck.

The lucky winner also has the official duty of picking up the mayor in a fire engine.

The Township fire department has been hosting the Fire Chief for a Day contest for more than 20 years.

“The kids really have a great time,” said Township assistant fire chief Pat Walker. “Their favourite part, I think, is being picked up by  a fire engine at their school or house. That’s a pretty unique experience.”

The fire chief for a day will eat lunch with the mayor and this year’s “Safety Stars” — members of the community who have gone beyond the call of duty for safety or perhaps have even saved someone from a fire.

The contest is open to kids in grades K – 7 who live in the Township of Langley. Contest closes on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. Fill out a contest ballot online through the Langley Times Facebook page or drop by Fire Hall 6 in Murrayville and fill out a contest form. To enter click here