Student a fire chief for a day
It started with a letter.
Not like a love letter or a Dear John letter.
Or a letter written to Santa.
It was a letter written for a contest.
And a letter that earned the participation of Fire Prevention Week for many elementary school students in Pueblo West and around the region.
The Pueblo West Fire Department also participated in Fire Prevention Week with local elementary school students by offering a contest for all third graders.
Third-grade students were asked to write a letter stating why they wanted to be the fire chief for a day.
After reviewing the letters, Loganne Mason, a third-grade student at Sierra Vista Elementary School, was the winner, said Brad Davidson, public information officer for the Pueblo West Fire Department.
For winning the contest, Mason was picked up at her school in a fire truck on Oct. 15 and joined the other “Fire Chiefs for a Day” that were picked from other elementary schools.
The winners also attended a special program presented at North Mesa Elementary with Ronald McDonald.
“After the program, the winners were given rides in the fire truck and all were able to eat lunch at McDonalds on U.S. Highway 50 West,” Davidson said.
“Mason was given a T-shirt from the Pueblo West Fire Department and a new smoke detector for her home,” Davidson said.
After lunch, Mason went back to school in the fire truck, Davidson said.
The fire departments that participated were Pueblo West Fire, City of Pueblo Fire and Pueblo Rural Fire Departments.
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