Nelson Fire Chief Len MacCharles and his staff spent the day with Kaelum and Aleah Smith last Thursday

Nelson Fire Department celebrates Fire Chief for a Day

Kaelum and Aleah Smith won the opportunity by entering a Fire Prevention Week colouring contest.

Siblings Kalum and Aleah Smith were named Fire Chief For a Day last Thursday, temporarily replacing Fire Chief Len MacCharles. The pair spent the day doing a mock emergency run in a fire truck with Marc Thibault, eating pizza with Mayor Deb Kozak and getting a personal tour of the Ward St. fire hall.

“We drew a picture of our house and where the smoke alarms are,” Kaelum told the Star. His sister said that’s crucial knowledge so people “can get out of the house fast enough” during an emergency.


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