Five District 58 students win DGFD’s Home Fire Escape Plan contest

Congratulations to the five District 58 third graders who won this year’s Downers Grove Fire Department’s Home Fire Escape Plan contest! The winners are:

  • Evan G, Highland School
  • Addie P., Indian Trail School
  • Emma B., Kingsley School
  • Ashley E., Lester School
  • Caroline A., Whittier School

District 58 partners with the Downers Grove Fire Department on several educational initiatives, including the third grade Learn Not to Burn program. As part of the program, students use their fire safety knowledge to design a home fire escape plan and enter it into the contest. The Fire Department carefully reviews each plan and selects the winners.

Each winner received a ride to school in a firetruck, after joining the firefighters for breakfast at the firehouse.

Great work, students! The Village of Downers Grove produced this short video highlighting the Learn Not to Burn program and the Home Fire Escape Plan Contest.

Featured photos are courtesy of the Downers Grove Fire Department