Staff at Mallard’s Source for Sports decided to take a step outside the sporting scene to find the latest recipient of Team of the Week.
Mallard’s Source for Sports was impressed with the impressive results of St. Joseph's Elementary School in the latest round of the Nelson Fire Rescue Services' Fire Drill award.
St. Joseph's Elementary won the trophy, and the $300 cash prize, after being judged on their conduct while they exited their buildings.
It should be noted that the alarms were activated, without warning, by Nelson firefighters, to simulate the spontaneous nature of fire alarms.
The best schools not only knew to be calm and effecient while exiting, but also to ensure all windows and doors were closed behind them.
Closing a door to a room helps limit smoke damage in a building and slow a fire's growth.
Nelson Fire Rescue Services thanks the Nelson Insurance Brokers Association (RHC, BCAA, Poulin's, and Kootenay Insurance Services) for their funding of the cash prize and offers congratulations to the staff and students at St Joseph's Elelmentary School.
The smiling Grade six in the picture includes, front L-R, Sarah Beaudoin, Sophia Kabatoff, Brenden Vulcano, Leslie Trainor and Jairo Mangapot. Back, Seamus Howard.