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Photos: Medford FD Open House

Winners of fire prevention poster and essay contests announced.

More than 2,000 people were estimated to have attended the third annual  Friday evening. 

The family fun event was host to face painting, raffles, giveaways, snacks, as well as various fire safety demonstrations, fingerprinting for children and educational activities were held.

Winners of the Patchogue-Medford school district fire prevention poster and essay contests were announced. Aidan Weiler and Kelsey McCovern from Tremont Elementary School each won a bicycle for their poster entries. Emily Le, Christian Bouclreau, and Maria Barrera from Eagle Elementary School also earned bicycles for their entries. Fifth graders Alexus Seegan (Eagle) and Elizabeth Miller (Tremont) each won an iPod for their essays on fire prevention.

The Medford Fire Safety and Education Committee organized the event with the support of the fire department and the Medford Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners.

Ronald P. Matonti October 11, 2011 at 11:17 AM
We do not need large fancy fire house buildings with our taxes nor do we need Suffolk police officers hanging out there. We don't need drunken parties at the fire houses. What we need is to pay these volunteer firemen like all the cities pay fireman and policemen and sanitation people. When they are killed or injured, who takes care of their families? When they are injured and lose their jobs, how do they keep their homes and feed their families? Cut Suffolk County police pay and pay our firemen living wages.

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