MEDIA RELEASE: Fire Chief for the Day

print-logo November 04, 2019

Local Student to Serve as Fire Chief for the Day in Municipality of Port Hope

For Immediate Release

Monday, November 4, 2019 - Port Hope, ON

A local elementary school student will experience municipal government first-hand when they serve as Fire Chief for the Day and attend the upcoming Council meeting on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, after submitting the winning home escape plan in a Fire Prevention Week contest held by Municipality of Port Hope Fire and Emergency Services last month.

“We received some great submissions this year, which made it difficult for us to choose a winner,” notes Fire Chief C. Ryan Edgar, Director of Fire and Emergency Services. “After much consideration, Logan MacDonald of Beatrice Strong Public School was selected. Logan’s home escape plan was very detailed; it included the different levels of his home, demonstrated two ways to escape, identified the family’s meeting place, and revealed where the smoke alarms were located in the home. Logan’s fire escape plan was very well thought out and impressive.”

Logan will take over as Fire Chief on Tuesday, November 5 when members of Port Hope Fire and Emergency Services attend his school to meet his class and pick him up for his duties that day. At the Council Meeting, Logan will participate in a special ceremony, honouring members of the fire department, as part of the annual Council recognition presentations.

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Background
The theme for 2019 Fire Prevention Week was “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape, Plan and Practice Your Escape.” In a typical home fire, residents may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning and practice is crucial in ensuring that everyone in the home can make the most of their time, and prepare everyone for safe evacuation.

For more information, please contact:
Kate Ingram, Communications / Community Engagement Coordinator
905-885-4544 x2248
kingram@porthope.ca