LONG BEACH - Thanks to the combined efforts of the Long Beach Volunteer Fire Department and the Pacific County Fire District No. 1 in Ocean Park, students at Ocean Beach Primary School gained a better knowledge of fire safety and had some fun while doing it.

In honor of the last week in October being Fire Safety Week, the Long Beach school invited the firefighters for an assembly where winners of the fire safety poster contest were announced.

Grand prize winners included; Arianna Wiegardt, Erin Shelton, McKenzie Sexton, Corbin Sutherland, Krista Glasson, Jose Juan Hernandez and Caleb Young, all of whom received a ride on the fire trucks and lunch at the Long Beach Fire Station.

Runners-up received sports balls as a prize, those students included; Taylor DiAmelio and Kouri Plato from the morning kindergarten classes; Anahi Juarez-Castaneda and Ahnna Neace of the afternoon kindergarten classes; Tyler Milligan, Isabelle Grotting and Brian Roman from the first-grade classes; MacKenzie Parker and Austin Woodby from the second-grade classes; Noelle McPhail from the first- and second-grade split class; and Grace McPhail, Jessica Keeley and Raven Rogers from the third-grade class entrants.

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