Winners announced for fire safety poster contest

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It's about more than stop, drop and roll. Fire safety officials are encouraging families to have escape plans from their homes and children to be aware of those plans.

Three Bethlehem Lutheran students were awarded for their mastery of school and home escape plans through the annual poster contest sponsored by the Carson City Fire Department.

"They may one day have to escape in case of fire or smoke," said Lee Horton, fire inspector. "It's important to plan when there is no emergency rather than be chaotic when there is one."

Zachary White, 8, created a plan with his family.

They decided they would each escape through bedroom windows and meet at the mailbox.

"If there's a fire in our house, we know how to get out," he said. "If we didn't, we might catch on fire."

Zachary won first place for his poster mapping that plan. He received $25, the second-place winner Dusty Arnett received $15 and third-place winner Kaitlyn Holmes was given $10.

All three students were from Sheila Bolton's third-grade class at Bethlehem Lutheran School.

Students throughout the district were invited to participate, but Bolton's class was the only one who entered.


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