Duncan Cran student wins iPad prize from Fire Prevention Week

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Firefighters of Fort St. John Fire Department made a special appearance at Duncan Cran Elemantary School this, in relation to Fire Prevention week — which they hosted in October 2015.

During the week of Oct. 4 – 10, the Office of the Fire Commissioner hosted a contest for an iPad. The lucky winners were picked on Nov. 27, for each of the five geographic OFC zones of the province. Grade 3 Duncan Cran Student Dane Unrau was the winner in Region 5 this year.

Dane’s father, Matthew, says they found out he had won just before Christmas.

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“It’s a big thing for him, and for us. It’s something we notice he’s been improving on,” he told Energetic City.

“It’s not something that’s just at school, it’s nice for him to come home and start thinking about that kind of stuff. It’s definitely something nice to see.”

According to his dad, Dane has experience using iPads before f0r math, science, and reading books before, and is very interested when he uses them to learn.

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Selected students from Abbotsford, Esquimalt, Elkford, and Lone Butte also won this year’s iPad prize.

The aim of the 2015 Fire Prevention Week campaign was ‘hear the beep where you sleep,’ to raise awareness and keep a working smoke alarm in every bedroom.

Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire. In the tragic 1871 fire, more than 250 died, 100,000 were left homeless, and 17,400 structures were destroyed after the blaze scorched more than 2,000 acres.

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