Young cookie maker meets fire Chief - she puts him behind the wheel

News 100 yellowBy Pepper Parr

December 16th, 2020



Eight year old Emmet Stem decided he could help.

He had learned how to bake and decided he could make cookies and raise funds for a public organization.

He chose the Halton Women’s Shelter and started selling cookies at $5 a box.

We did a short piece on Emmet and his plans and decided to support him and ordered five boxes.

Emmett had undertaken to deliver the cookies to homes in Burlington.

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Fire Chief Karen Roche checking out the cookies

I don’t live within the city boundary – so I told Emmett’s Mom that we would buy five boxes and Emmet could give them to the fire department – some of those fire fighters are going to be working Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to keep us safe.

emmet 2 feet not touching

Emmett’s feet don’t quite reach the pedals.

Emmet’s Mom arranged to meet with newly minted Fire Chief, Karen Roche, and pass along the cookies.

The Chief decided to let Emmett take the wheel of one of the fire trucks for a couple of minutes. His feet didn’t quite reach the pedals.

Emmett raised $850 for the Women’s Shelter.

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