Stu­dents hon­ored by fire­fight­ers dur­ing ‘Fire Pre­ven­tion Poster Con­test’

The Record (Troy, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Michael Gwiz­dala mg­wiz­dala@dig­i­tal­first­media.com Re­porter

TROY, N.Y. >> Troy Pro­fes­sional Fire­fight­ers hosted their an­nual “Fire Pre­ven­tion Poster Con­test” award Fri­day af­ter­noon at their fire head­quar­ters on2175 6th Ave.

Stu­dents were able to tour the fire­house, hang out and have lunch with the fire­fight­ers and per­haps coolest of all, take a ride on a 60-year-old re­fur­bished fire truck.

The el­e­men­tary school stu­dents from var­i­ous Troy schools were given plaques and were rec­og­nized by Troy Mayor Pa­trick Mad­den and Troy As­sis­tant Fire Chief Eric McMa­hon.

The stu­dents also had their posters hang­ing up and on full dis­play at the fire­house.

“It’s won­der­ful to see that the kids and the schools still take an in­ter­est in fire safety and that with gen­er­a­tions it goes on,” As­sis­tant Fire Chief McMa­hon said of the con­tin­u­ing pro­gram. “My brother Jack who was a Troy po­lice of­fi­cer, he ac­tu­ally won the poster con­test when he was a lit­tle kid out of school 12, so it’s good to see some tra­di­tions con­tinue on.”

“It’s good to see the par­ents come down and it’s good to have our fire­fight­ers in­ter­act with the com­mu­nity when it’s not such a tragic event or there’s not an emer­gency event. It’s a happy, pleas­ant time for us to in­ter­act with the com­mu­nity,” McMa­hon said of the op­por­tu­nity to in­ter­act with mem­bers of the com­mu­nity.

“It’s good to see the par­ents come down and it’s good to have our fire­fight­ers in­ter­act with the com­mu­nity when it’s not such a tragic event or there’s not an emer­gency event.” — As­sis­tant Fire Chief McMa­hon

MICHAEL GWIZ­DALA — MG­WIZ­DALA@DIG­I­TAL­FIRST­MEDIA.COM

El­e­men­tary stu­dents have their photo taken in front of a fire truck in Troy.

MICHAEL GWIZ­DALA — MG­WIZ­DALA@ DIG­I­TAL­FIRST­MEDIA. COM

At left, Mayor Pa­trick Mad­den and As­sis­tant Fire Chief Eric McMa­hon honor a stu­dent with a plaque.Below, stu­dent fire pre­ven­tion posters hang at the fire­house in Troy.

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