Fire Chief for a Day

For Release – MARCH 11, 2024

Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington (CSGW) and Centre Wellington Fire Rescue (CWFR) are partnering up to give one lucky young person a chance to be Fire Chief for a Day.

Starting March 13, 2024, anyone who makes a minimum $10 donation to CSGW through the website at will be entered into a draw for their special young person to be an honorary Youth Fire Chief for a Day. Donations received between March 13-31, 2024, will be entered into the draw on April 2nd. The winning donor will be contacted at that time. One entry per donation.

The Youth Fire Chief must be 12 years of age or younger. If the winner is younger than 10 years of age, they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The Youth Fire Chief for a Day winner will receive:

  • Chief’s shirt
  • Tour of CWFR Fire Hall
  • Tour of Township of Centre Wellington municipal office
  • Lunch with CWFR Chief
  • Skills training with fire equipment
  • A CWFR swag bag
  • A CSGW swag bag
  • And more!


Go to and on the home page select the scrolling panel that says “Donate Now”. Use the secure payment option to donate. If using a PayPal account, your information will be provided for the draw. If using a credit card, please ensure you add an email address so we can reach you if you are the winner.

The prize will be awarded on April 10th or 11th depending on winner and equipment availability. CWFR reserves the right to postpone prize if the service is engaged for community safety purposes.

The winner will be featured in media and social media posts.

Fundraising is a key component of CSGW. As a charitable organization, the program needs to raise funds to ensure that rewards can be paid, and the program can operate. This is what makes the support of CWFR so special.

“This is such a unique way to support Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington while learning some practical fire safety skills and having fun” said CSGW Chair Dave Elloway. “We appreciate the ongoing support of Centre Wellington Fire and Rescue, especially with this youth-focused fundraiser that works toward our joint goal of making our community a safer place.”

“Centre Wellington Fire Rescue is pleased to be partnering with Crime Stoppers for this initiative. It is a great opportunity to work together and show case what CWFR does behind the scenes, as it is not all about the lights and sirens.  We look forward to meeting our new ‘temporary’ new Fire Chief and sharing the day together”, said Jason Benn, Deputy Fire Chief.

So get ready to support CSGW and give your favorite little fire fighter a chance to be Fire Chief For a Day!

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