Emergency services’ colouring contest

A group of Elkford kids were recognized for their participation in the Elkford Emergency Social Services (ESS) annual colouring contest last week.

Group photo with the fire truck.

Group photo with the fire truck.

A group of Elkford kids were recognized for their participation in the Elkford Emergency Social Services (ESS) annual colouring contest last week.

Along with their families, children gathered at the Elkford Fire Hall to take turns blowing the horn and turning on the sirens of the fire truck while enjoying a pop and chips. Seven lucky randomly drawn colouring contest entrants received their prize bags filled with treats, goodies and plastic fire hats.

Prize bag winners were Emilie Beauchamp, Gavin Sammartino, Georgia Nelson, Levi Rice, Stephen Ung, Taylor Hooper and Chelsea Tuusa.

Since the beginning of May the Elkford ESS Team has been educating students and the public about the importance of emergency preparedness. Shelly McLean, Elkford’s ESS Director explained the importance of ESS teams in communities.

“We respond to all incidents, whether they are big or small. We come in as soon as possible after an accident or disaster and help people wherever we can. Whether they need help finding a place to stay, coping with their loss, assistance with food or clothing, we are there to assist.”