THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: February 22, 2017
PLACE SECOND"Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation Inc.(PFFWCF) Alliance for Fire Safety has awarded 4th-8th grade students statewide for their fire safety posters. The safety posters were a classroom project through the fire safety edition of "Newspapers in Education" program. Winners were graded on the following criteria: 50% message and 25% each on artistry and creativity. Winners were awarded Kohl's Gift Cards as well as the student's framed artwork. Poster award winner at Peshtigo Elementary School was 5th grader Emma Heider. She received 2nd place award along with a $50 Kohl's Gift Card on Friday, Feb. 17 from the PFFWCF Alliance for Fire Safety, a non-profit 501(3) organization that promotes fires and burn safety, burn prevention and public fire safety education. The organization has also awarded teacher essays along with student poster winners throughout the state. Emma was chosen from over 800 entries. Pictured from left are Scott Nelson, 5th grade science teacher, April Erickson, Emma's mother, Jena Jordan, program director for PFFWCF, Emma Heider, Chris Erickson, City of Peshtigo Fire Department 2nd Assistant Chief, and Mark Brabant, retired Captain City of Peshtigo Fire Department.