Nicholson student Weston Campbell had no idea that January 17th would be a special day. At a surprise school assembly, though, he was presented with a new iPad as one of six provincial winners of a Fire Safety Week contest.
Weston was entered into the draw for submitting a home fire safety plan to the Nicholson Volunteer Fire Department during Fire Safety week in October. This year's Fire Safety Week theme was "Every Second Counts, Plan 2 Ways Out!" In addition to the contest, volunteer firefighters visited classrooms to demonstrate their gear and discuss their jobs, and the NVFD hosted an open house in the evening which was attended by many NES students.
Weston's new iPad was provided by the contest sponsors: the Office of the Fire Commissioner, the Fire Chiefs' Association of BC, the BC Fire Training Officers' Association, the Fire Prevention Officers' Association of BC, Fortis BC and the First Nations' Emergency Services Society. The NVFD and Nicholson School both recognize how unique this is to our small school community, and congratulate Weston on his prize!
In the photo (left to right): NVFD Chief Parker Vaile, NVFD Public Safety and Training Officers Ken Leonty and Becky Leonty, Weston Campbell, Golden Fire and Rescue Chief Dave Balding, who is also one of the directors of the Fire Chiefs' Association of BC.