Airdrie's newest Junior Fire Chief is a grade 4 student from Nose Creek Elementary School, Peytan McCann!

She was selected as Junior Fire Chief during Fire Prevention Week (October 8 - 14).

A contest was held between all the grade four students in Airdrie to select to new Junior Fire Chief. In the contest, the students had to create an essay about "how I can keep my family fire safe".

"I'm really excited to be Junior Fire Chief," stated Peytan.

Here is what McCann's essay looked like:

EssayPhoto of the essay she wrote that helped her win junior Fire Chief.

On Wednesday (October 18), the McCann family got a new pet dog, while the essay was written beforehand, Peytan shared that their dog had already been added to the fire safety plan.

Being the Junior Fire Chief, Peytan got a big presentation from the Airdrie Fire Department (AFD) telling her she won, she got a big cake to celebrate with her class and she got to assist fire crews with their school fire drill. She will also get to be in the next parade with AFD.

"We are super proud. We know that she's a smart little cookie, but this is pretty incredible. This is something she'll remember forever," stated Allyson, Peytan's mother.

When asked about what Peytan is most excited about with being the Junior Fire Chief, she stated she is really looking for to the next parade!

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