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By RON JEFFERS, New Jersey Editor | November 08, 2021 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 111521103

Fairview, N.J. - On the evening of November 8th, members of the borough Fire Prevention Bureau hosted a reception at La Fortuna Restaurant for students who participated in the annual Fire Prevention Poster Contest. The contest is open to third grade students from the borough and Academy of Our Lady of Grace.

A banquet room was filled with students, parents and teachers. They were welcomed by Fire Inspector Pat Buglione, who takes special pride in organizing this event which is now in its tenth year. Fire Official Dennis Licameli and Inspector Kristian Vera also welcomed the guests, and they assisted with the awards. In addition, Battalion Chief Vincent Buglione and Father Peter Sticco, Fire Department Chaplain and Pastor of Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church, were in attendance.

This year's theme was “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.” Posters created by students had an accent on smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and their warning sounds. One poster read, “Hear the beep, get on your feet.” Others possessed reference to changing batteries when you hear a “Chirp!”

During the month of October, the winning posters were on display at Borough Hall. They were then put on display at the restaurant.

Mrs. Capano's 3rd grade class at Public School # 3 won first prize. The winning students included: Amanda M. Morales Canas, Emely B. Quevado Vielman, David M. Carruchich, Keyliss A. Estrada Moreno, Samantha N. Ruiz Rosales, Gladis J. Guerra Aiquejay and Laura Saravia.

The first place poster at Academy of Our Lady of Grace came from Ms. DeNardo's class and student Bryan Zuniga.

The winning classes are listed, by years, on two trophies which are on display at the respective schools.

Members of the Fire Prevention Bureau encourage local students, their teachers and their parents to be aware of fire safety. They take great pride in this annual event.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.