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Pembroke Pines Fire Department 2016 Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest winners

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The winners of the 2016 Annual Pembroke Pines Fire Prevention Elementary School Poster Contest. Kindergarten – First place: Valentina Paz/Somerset Academy; second place:  Aaron Sabatini Somerset Academy, and third place: Sidharth Mudusu, kindergarten – Somerset Academy. first grade RS – First place: Jolie Belizaire/Somerset Academy; second place: Ellie Lopez/Somerset Academy third place: Valentina Dominguez/Somerset Academy. second gradeRS  – First place: Christian Ali/Pines Charter – Central; second place: Brianna Puig/Pines Charter – East and third place: Janel Lubin/Pine Charter – East. third gradeRS – First place: Vaishnavi Kuppala/Pines Charter – East; second place: Allison Plicka/Greentree Prep School and third place: Kennedy Rustmann/Somerset Academy. FOURTH GRADERS – First place: Josiah Mahoney/Pines Charter – Central; second place: Camila Vac/Pines Charter – East and  third place: Ariana Cotto/Montessori Academy. FIFTH GRADERS – First place: Navya Pant/Lakeside Elementary; second place: Pembroke Lakes Elementary and third place: Carolina Espinosa.

By Valerie Lockwood Moran

      Over 1,400 students from Pembroke Pines Elementary schools created posters following the theme: “Don’t wait, check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” for the Annual Pembroke Pines Fire Department Poster Contest held during Fire Prevention Week.  This year’s winners were recognized at the Pembroke Pines City Commission, awarded trophies, ribbons and a goodie bag filled with Fire Safety prizes (stickers, coloring books and crayons) and had their posters on display in Pembroke Pines City Hall.

This year Chapel Trail Elementary had the highest number of students (627) entering the contest, and those students will also receive prizes in recognition of their participation. The winning posters were chosen based on three criteria:  how well the safety message was incorporated into the poster, creativity and neatness. “This year’s record participation in the fire safety poster contest pleases us greatly; the more children involved who understand the need to take responsibility for fire safety the more lives that will be saved.

This contest teaches lessons that will last a lifetime,” stated John Picarello, Fire Chief of the Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue.   Learn more about the Fire Department Poster Contest: For additional information contact Sandra Lluis, Fire Marshal, Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue Department at 954 (499) 9560.

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