Fernie girls work as Fire Chief for a day

Three Fernie girls were the lucky winners of the 2012 Fire Chief For a Day contest.

From left: Fire Prevention Officer Dave Kurschenska with winners of the Fire Chief For A Day contest Jordan Zweerink

From left: Fire Prevention Officer Dave Kurschenska with winners of the Fire Chief For A Day contest Jordan Zweerink

You may have noticed a few new junior firefighters around town on Thursday. Three Fernie girls were the lucky winners of the 2012 Fire Chief For a Day contest.

As part of Fire Prevention Week, the contest is put on every year to give kids the chance to see what the job of Fire Chief is all about. This year’s winners were Jordan Zweerink and Tessa Hutchinson, both students at Isabella Dicken Elementary School, and Olivia Fairchild, who goes to school at Fernie Academy.

The girls donned their firefighter uniforms and started the day off with breakfast at McDonald’s, before visiting Mayor Mary Giuliano at City Hall, touring the town, and taking a ride in the fire truck. They also spent time at the fire hall leaning about the importance of fire safety.