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Oshawa looking for Junior Chief

Oshawa Fire Services is looking for the newest Junior Fire Chief through an essay contest for Grade 5 and 6 Oshawa students.

The topic of this year’s essay is “How would you promote fire safety to your family and friends?” Students are to demonstrate in two pages or less how they can promote fire safety with their family members, friends and classmates, including ways to practice fire safety.

Ten finalists will be chosen to present their essay to a panel of judges on May 1 or 2. The essay winner will be named Junior Fire Chief and receive a variety of prizes, including: a Google Chromebook, a bicycle, lunch at McDonald’s with Fire Services staff, Junior Fire Chief hoodie, and complimentary week at Oshawa Fire Services Junior Fire Fighter summer camp.

The Junior Fire Chief will also take part in activities to promote Oshawa Fire Services throughout the year.

The Junior Fire Chief contest is open to Oshawa students in Grades 5 and 6. All essays must be submitted by Tuesday, April 10. Essays can be submitted via: email (, mail (199 Adelaide Ave. W. Oshawa, ON, L1J 7B1), fax (905-436-0276), or in person at any Oshawa fire station (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).