Lexington has a new Junior Fire Chief. Abdulrahman (Abdul) Alyafi, a fifth grade student at Brenda Cowan Elementary School, was given the honorary title today by Fire Chief Kristin Chilton, at a ceremony held at Brenda Cowan Elementary.
“Lexington firefighters take great pride in serving the city of Lexington, and we are excited for Abdul to join our ranks,” said Chief Chilton.
Abdul was presented with an official badge that was pinned to his new Lexington Fire Department uniform. The Junior Fire Chief program has been around for decades serving as a fire education and prevention program for kids in Fayette County. The honorary Junior Fire Chief title is given annually to a Fayette County fifth grade student.
“Congratulations, Abdul,” Mayor Linda Gorton said. “Our City is very proud of you for your leadership on fire safety. Learning about fire safety is very important, especially for young people.”
The Junior Fire Chief will serve as a fire department dignitary during the month of October, which is Fire Prevention month. Abdul will appear on local news shows, tour several businesses and Lexington landmarks, and attend meetings with the Fire Chief and City Council.