(Left to Right): Chief Shelton (City of Pueblo), Chief Mariscola (Pueblo Rural Fire Protection District), The Fire Chiefs for the day, and Chief Davidson (Pueblo West).
As part of National Fire Prevention Month (October), 3rd Grade students in the Pueblo community were asked to compete in an annual essay contest about why they wanted to be Fire Chief for A Day. Four essay finalists were selected from area schools, 2 from schools within the city limits, as well as 1 from Pueblo West, and 1 from the St. Charles Mesa schools.
A special assembly was held at Cesar Chavez Academy honoring the newly recognized Junior Fire Chiefs. After the assembly, the students and their families were treated to a ride in a fire truck and then lunch at McDonalds on Pueblo's south side.