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December 23, 2015

Northwood student wins fire safety contest, rides fire truck

Reece Hodkinson, a second grader in Lucy Hall's class at Northwood Elementary School, recently developed a fire safety exit plan that not only earned him a ride on a fire truck, but may someday save his family’s life.

"Reece works diligently with every task," said his teacher, Lucy Hall, who road in the firetruck with him. "He was so excited to ride to school with the firefighters, flashing lights and sirens."  Reece's classmates and family were waiting at school to greet him when he arrived.

Every year Northwood students have the opportunity to create a fire escape plan that includes a meeting place. The fire safety poster contest for grades K-5 is sponsored and judged by the North Greece Fire Department. Reece submitted a creative, well thought out and detailed design that won him a ride to school in the fire truck.