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Three Lakes Fire Department drive students to schoolSubmitted: 10/19/2018
Three Lakes Fire Department drive students to school
Story By Erin Beu

THREE LAKES - A handful of students in Three Lakes arrived to school in style Friday, on board a fire engine.

Three Lakes Elementary third grader Garrett Mandli was one of the students aboard the fire trucks Friday morning for the eight annual Ride to School program.

"It[was] cool," said Mandli. [I got to go on the truck] because I won the fire escape plan drawing contest."

Each grade from pre-k to fifth participated in the contes. The fire department chose winners from each grade.

Garrett's sister Gracie also won the poster contest for the second grade.


"It was really fun," said Gracie.

Fire Prevention Coordinator Andy Beach says the program gets student aware of fire dangers.

"It's just a great way for us to impact the community in a positive way," said Beach. "They learn different steps of fire prevention."

Garrett says in addition to learning about fire safety he also learned a lot about firefighters.

"They're pretty good and helpful to the community," said Garrett.
The department also treated the students to either a breakfast or lunch.


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