Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Firefighter for Day Contest
Our class is very proud that two of our students won the Drummondville "Firefighter for a Day" Contest.
Here is the winning entry from Elisee, our runner-up.
Hello my name is Elisee, and I would like to won the contest so this is my piece of writing. It is not a story but it is a little piece of what I already know about you, I hope you understand English. So here it is.
When there is a fire the fire-fighter risks their lives for us. Even if many risks are in that job we should respect them. It is not a 9 to 5 job it is a 24-hour a day, seven days a week public service that involves working weekends and holidays. They work about 42 hours per week over a four week period. They are very courageous to do all of this for us, if they weren’t there, many people would have lost their lives but because they are there they save lives from burning fires.
When they don’t put out fires they respond to medical emergencies and motor vehicle accidents, they educate the public about fire prevention and fire safety practices. They even get the cats that are in the trees. They always work none stop. So this is a job that requires courage, strength and intelligent people. Thank you and see you maybe on the week of October 6th.
Elisee won a telephone for her room and her text was printed on a certificate presented to her by two members of the local Emergency Response team. Congratulations, Elisee!