“Top notch” — that’s the descriptor being used for the conduct of the students at South Nelson Elementary School. Schools throughout the Nelson Fire Department protection area took part in the annual fire drill competition, with the youth in South Nelson pulling off an impressive performance to edge out the rest. “That’s exactly what we look for during a drill,” remarked Nelson firefighter Martin Ouellette as he surveyed the students exiting the building. “The students were quiet and well-behaved, the teachers and the principal were efficient and calm, and the office staff ensured all the doors were closed before they left. Top notch.” Other schools turned in impressive performances as well, but South Nelson stood out this year and takes home the hardware. In addition, the insurance brokers at RHC, Allard’s, Poulin’s, and BCAA donated a $300 cash prize as a reward for taking fire safety so seriously.