On Nov. 30, 2016, Panorama Hills School community celebrated Oliver Hamilton’s new designation as Calgary’s 2016 Junior Fire Chief. Each year during Fire Prevention Week, the Calgary Fire Department appoints a Junior Fire Chief to act as a fire safety ambassador for his or her peers.
Oliver is a nine-year old patient at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, and a Grade 4 student at Panorama Hills School. He was named the 2016 Junior Fire Chief in October. Oliver was first nominated by hospital staff based on his communication skills, leadership and interest in fire safety and then chosen by the City of Calgary Fire Department.
Oliver’s duties have already included promoting this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme, Don’t Wait – Check the Date by encouraging his friends and fellow students at Panorama Hills School to help their families replace smoke alarms every 10 years. This message was shared at our assembly on Nov. 30, 2016 along with other important fire safety messages. Community Officer Derek Arthurs has supported Oliver in his transition to this new role. We are super excited to have Oliver share his safety messages to students all year long and look forward to hearing all about Oliver’s travels throughout the city.
A youtube video of the school assembly with Oliver can be viewed at https://youtu.be/d8jBzdJ6zCA