Her first question to the fire department was “Do I get to drive the fire truck?”
Nine-year-old Emma Kossey recently won the honour of Fire Chief for a Day, and while she didn’t get to drive the new truck, she did get a ride home in Engine 11 from school.
As part of the Sowchea Elementary Silent Auction fundraiser for the school’s new “smart boards,” Emma had bid on her chance to wear the big hat.
Her mom, Crystal Noel even said Emma had stood by the bid list, and would come and get her to put down a new bid every time they were one-upped.
Emma was kept busy all day on Wednesday, June 15, helping run a fire drill at the school, conducting a fire inspection of David Hoy Elementary, touring the fire hall and practicing hitting targets with a hose.
Then on Thursday, Emma got to watch the volunteer fire department practice with a practice fire, and she was the one who got to hide the dummies before the building was set alight.
According to Emma’s mom, Noel, the whole thing was a great experience for her daughter. “It was awesome,” she said.