Neilson Grove Elementary student named Delta Fire Department’s chief for a day

Ten-year-old Ariel Priebe of Neilson Grove Elementary spent Nov. 4 as Delta Fire's Chief for a Day.

Ten-year-old Ariel Priebe of Neilson Grove Elementary surveys the area around Hall 3 from high above North Delta as Delta Fire’s Chief for a Day on Nov. 4.

Ten-year-old Ariel Priebe of Neilson Grove Elementary spent Nov. 4 as Delta Fire’s Chief for a Day.

Chief Priebe made the most of her time in office, enjoying breakfast with Mayor Lois Jackson and Delta Fire Chief Dan Copeland, touring the municipality’s many fire halls and taking in demonstrations of high-angle rescues and vehicle extractions.

Far from an empty uniform, Chief Priebe made several swift and decisive changes during her tenure, including instituting more days off for those under her command and mandating department-wide ballet lessons.

See below for photos of Ariel’s day in the big chair.

Ariel Priebe’s day started as Delta firefighters presented her with a small take-home plaque and a larger trophy to be displayed at her school, Neilson Grove Elementary, for the next year.

Next it was off to Hall 1, where Priebe met Delta Fire Chief Dan Copeland and Mayor Lois Jackson and received her official Delta Fire shirt, cap and badge, before the three made their way to McDonald’s for breakfast.

After breakfast it was off to Hall 3 in North Delta for a high-angle rescue demonstration and a chance to take in the panoramic view courtesy of the one of the deprtment’s ladder trucks.

Priebe then enjoyed a “firehall lunch” provided by the duty crew at Tsawwassen’s Hall 2, followed by a firefighter challenge (think obstacle course) at Hall 7 in Tilbury and an auto extraction demonstration back at Hall 1.

Just Posted

Delta man charged in relation to North Delta thefts

Taranjot Singh Grewal, 40, of Delta, is facing five theft-related charges

Surrey’s top cop says city ‘could be safer’ with more officers,

City’s proposed budget suggests no RCMP will be added to force in 2019

PSA ad campaign targets young women involved with gangs

Crime Stoppers campaign encourages girls to reject being lured into the gangster lifestyle

White Rock to allow dogs on promenade

Plans for a one-year pilot program would continue to ban canines on waterfront from May to August

Row, row, row your car, down a Surrey road

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s raining outside

Heavy rain, wind cause power outages in White Rock

Chance of showers throughout the evening

B.C. Lions hire DeVone Claybrooks as head coach

Former Stampeders DC succeeds CFL legend Wally Buono

France shooting: 2 dead, several wounded in Strasbourg

A world-famous Christmas market was put on lock down on Tuesday

Canadian warship witnesses possible violations of North Korea sanctions

Crew members on HMCS Calgary took photos and collected other information

Christine Sinclair named Canadian Women’s player of the year again

This is the 14th time Sinclair has been named player of the year

B.C. man wants trapping laws changed after dog killed

Louis Seguin’s 10-month-old Australian shepherd died in a body-gripping trap last month

Nearly 8,000 homeless in B.C., first province-wide count reveals

Twenty-four seperate counts in B.C. cities found there are thousands of homeless in all corners of province

UPDATE: Highway 1 closed near Revelstoke

A vehicle incident has closed Highway 1 in both directions

Most Read