Dansville students learn tips from Fire Department

DANSVILLE — The Dansville Fire Department held its award ceremony for the Dansville Fire Prevention posters and essays.

On Nov. 19, students from Dansville Central School were awarded certificates and a few got grand prizes for their work.

Greg Horr, Dansville Fire Assistant chief, said the school is ranked the highest participant in Fire Prevention than any other school in Livingston County.

“This is the highlight of our Fire Prevention Program, which we start planning for in April. We work a lot with the schools. We always go and do our presentations at the schools, and we get a lot of support from the administration and staff,” he said. “I want to thank all of the parents for showing up and supporting the children, and for pushing them and supporting them into doing the essays. We do a fundraiser for Fire Prevention every single year around October. All of the money we collect for that we only use for Fire Prevention. We use it for demonstrations at the schools and to help pay for the props and materials we use.”

All the winners for posters and essays are the following: Alivia Huey, Finley Sylor, Zachary Doviak, Jordyn Doviak, Lydia Mann, Kaidence Brown,Brook Madison, Alyssa Snyder, Bristol Blair, Ava Huey, Finnagan Hall, Jordyn Hamilton, Jacelyn Sager, Marissa Little, Karmen Chabat, Celeanah Loomis, Erin Birmingham, Elliot Hanks, Johanna Huey, Avalyn Hall, Connor Moose, Cynthia Forrester, Paige Wolfanger, Jordan Guizzotti, Preston McDowell, Treva Wadsworth and James Kelly.

The Grand Prize winners each got a brand-new mountain bike. They are the following: Jordyn Doviak, Ava Huey, Johanna Hueyand, Paige Wolfanger.

Glenn Camuto, Dansville Fire Chief, said the department has a brand-new 516 Fire Truck. It holds 3,000 gallons of water and has already been used in the Ossian House Fire. It is often used in rural areas like Ossian and Wayland where there are no fire hydrants to get to for the fire hoses.

“We care about the history of this department. All of the trucks are getting Dansville Fire Department on them now. The last 516 had Jackson Fire Hose on it. We have retired that one with the new 3,000-gallon fire truck. It has already helped us with an Ossian House Fire and a fire in Wayland. This is the kind of truck we need in rural areas where we don’t have any access to a fire hydrant,” he said.