Deputy Chief Glenn Bjolverud and the Forest Lawn Station Fire crew surprised Sir Wilfrid Laurier Junior High School student Jenna Nguyen with the honour this morning.
“Our lucky student had attended and excelled in Campus Calgary/Open Minds Fire School which was held at the Calgary Fire Training Academy," said Deputy Chief Bjolverud.
Jenna was given a chief's helmet and jacket and was immediately tasked with performing a fire drill by setting off a pull-station in the school. She and her parents were then whisked off in a parade of fire trucks to the local fire station for a tour and lunch and later returned to the school in full regalia to rejoin her classmates.
The Calgary Fire Department thanked Jenna and her family for their participation in raising awareness of fire safety during National Fire Prevention Week.
This year's prevention theme is "smoke alarms: a sound you can live with."
The aim of the Calgary Fire Department is to ensure that every Calgary home is properly equipped with well-maintained smoke alarms.