Local Students Ride in Londonderry Firetruck

The Department of Safety, Office of the State Fire Marshal and the New Hampshire Fire Prevention Society organized a statewide 3rd grade fire and life safety poster contest. The winning posters are to be the graphics for their first Fire and Life Safety School Year Calendar, 2013-2014.

548 posters were submitted from 26 schools and towns throughout the state. On April 30th they celebrated the poster contest winners with a ceremony, presenting each with a certificate, specially designed plaque, children’s book donated by the National Fire Protection Association, and an ice cream sundae party. Sparky greeted the students and families as they arrived.

Two of the poster contest winners were from the Londonderry School system. The cover and October pictures were both from Matthew Thornton Elementary School. In recognition of these achievements the Londonderry Fire Department gave these two poster contest winners a ride home in a fire truck on Friday June 14, 2013 at 2:45 at the Matthew Thornton School.

For a complete list of winners, click Read More.

3rd grade poster contest winners:

cover: General Fire Safety Topic – Annabella Wu – Mathew Thornton School, Londonderry, T: Dottie Balon-Frost

Jan: Home Fire Sprinkler Protection – Levi Taylor – Lisbon Regional, Lisbon, T: Jackie Daniels

Feb: Burn Awareness – Jordan Sweeney – Hills Garrison School, Hudson, T: Julie St. Louis

March: Kitchen & Cooking Safety – Maggie Jorczak – New Boston Central School, New Boston, T: Judy Keefe Art

April: Keep your home fire safe! Spring Cleaning: Yard, House & Garage – Hudson Willett – North Walpole, School, North Walpole, T: Mrs. LeClair

May: Electrical Safety – Kevin Moscat – Hooksett Memorial, Hooksett, T: Mrs. Ux

June: Home Escape Planning, Have Two Ways Out! – Vanessa Mahoney – Pollard, Plaistow, T: Becky Lightizer Art; Mrs. Lindquist classroom

July: Fireworks Safety – Summer Pescinski – Chichester Central School, Chichester, T: Chris Arnold

Aug: Stop, Drop, Roll – Harrison Clark – Temple Elementary, Temple

Sept: Firefighters as Heroes, Don’t Fear Firefighters in Gear – Andrew Nielsen – Temple Elementary, Temple

Oct: Change your batteries in Smoke and CO Detectors – Maeve Ryan – Mathew Thornton School, Londonderry, T: Pauline Pichette Art

Nov: CO Awareness & Safety – Joshua Puleski – Hills Garrison School, Hudson, T: Julie St. Louis

Dec: Safe Use of Candles & Holiday Safety – Oliver Pilcher – Griffin Memorial School, Litchfield, T: Heidi Hale-Miller

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