The Brick Township Fire Prevention Poster Contest Award Ceremony took place at Pioneer Hose Fire Company, Station 22 in Brick. Local winners’ posters will go on to the Ocean County level for judging next. This year’s theme was: “Not every hero wears a cape. PLAN and PRACTICE your ESCAPE!”

Division 1B – First and Second Grades: 1st Place – Benjamin Burkhart; 2nd Place – Yanet Lezama-Flores; 3rd Place – Mia Natividad-Ramirez.

Division 2 – Third through Fifth Grade: 1st Place – Brody Douma; 2nd Place – Jayden Ardizzone; 3rd Place – Kaitlyn Weitzell-Sanchez.

Division 3 – Sixth thru Eighth Grades: 1st Place – Amber Gardner; 2nd Place – Maggie Banach; 3rd Place – Jordyn Ramos; Honorary Mention-Desiree Valentin.

Division 4 – Ninth thru Twelfth Grades: 1st Place – Ben Tang; 2nd Place – Chloe Rozell; 3rd Place – Aidan LaBianca.

Nursery School: 1st Place – Jaycee Chiaravalle; 2nd Place – Matthew Martin; 3rd Place – Maria Agudelo.

– Fire News photo courtesy of Sue Avezier