Firefighers Marvin Kristoff and Ryan Fuzui took Kailyn Jackson-Hill

Jackson-Hill named Prince Rupert’s Fire Chief for a Day

A young Rupertite got to experience what it's like being Prince Rupert's fire chief last week.

A young Rupertite got to experience what it’s like being Prince Rupert’s fire chief last week thanks to the Prince Rupert Fire Rescue Department.

“It’s all part of Fire Prevention Week,” explained Jeff Beckwith, Prince Rupert’s deputy fire chief, noting the event usually takes place in October but was delayed because of the teachers’ labour dispute.

Students in Grades 1 to 3 are eligible for the annual contest, with this year’s winner being Kailyn Jackson-Hill, a Grade 1 student from Roosevelt Park Elementary.

Jackson-Hill was picked up at her school by members of the Prince Rupert Fire Rescue Department in a fire trucks and brought to the fire hall for a tour. Firefighters then took the contest winner to Safeway to perform a mock fire safety inspection, which ended up in the bakery.

Thanks to Safeway, Jackson-Hill was able to bring a large cake back with her to school to share with her classmates.

Before dropping Jackson-Hill back off, firefighters treated the fire chief for a day to lunch at McDonald’s.

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