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Contest Gets Middle School Students Thinking About Fire Safety | News [Video]

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Students at a local middle school are helping their families prepare for an emergency by creating home fire safety escape plans.

Borrego Springs Middle School students created the plans as part of a contest and shared them at a recent safety resource fair. It’s for a pilot program created by San Diego County Fire using state emergency preparedness grant funding.

The contest coincided with Wildfire Awareness Month as well as National Electrical Safety Month, both in May, but the timing is even more important as school summer break approaches, when kids may be at home more, sometimes on their own.

“Learning fire safety and drawing escape plans could save a life. These students better understand the importance of preparing for disaster and were empowered to take responsibility for themselves and their families,” said Teresa Greenhalgh, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Coordinator for County Fire.

County Fire staff went to the …

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