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Posted on: May 3, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Fourth and Fifth graders compete in the North Carolina Fire and Life Safety Bowl

Life Safety Bowl

Statesville, NC —

Do you know what an E.D.I.T.H plan is? Or that there are different types of fire extinguishers for different types of fires? How about what items should go in your first aid kit or what to do if a fire occurs in your hotel room and you can’t get out?

Fourth and fifth grade students, from around the region, learn about fire and life safety throughout the school year and put their knowledge to the test during local, Fire & Life Safety Bowls in March and April of 2016. The following teams all placed either first, second or third in their local County competitions. The top three teams from each County moved onto the State competition.

Cabarrus County: 1st Place- Bethel Elementary
2nd Place- Beverly Hills Elementary
3rd Place- R. Brown McAllister Elementary

Catawba County: 1st Place – Banaok Elementary
2nd Place – Catawba Elementary
3rd Place – Sherrills Ford Elementary

Iredell County: 1st Place – American Renaissance School Team #2
2nd Place – American Renaissance School Team #1
3rd Place – Sharon Elementary Team #1

Mecklenburg County: 1st Place – Barringer Academic Center
2nd Place – Joseph W. Grier Elementary
3rd Place – Community Charter School

The North Carolina Fire & Life Safety Bowl was held on April 27, 2016 at the Unity Center in Statesville. The top three teams of fourth and fifth grade students from Cabarrus County, Catawba County, Iredell County, and Mecklenburg County schools competed against one another by answering questions about fire and life safety. The winner of this competition was crowned North Carolina’s Fire and Life Safety Bowl Champion team.

NC State Fire & Life Safety Bowl Champions
1st Place- Barringer Academic Center, Mecklenburg County
2nd Place- American Renaissance School Team #2, Iredell County
3rd Place- American Renaissance School Team #1, Iredell County

The competitions are made possible because of donations from the NC Firemen’s Burn Children’s Fund, the Volunteer Firemen’s Insurance Services, NC Fire Marshals’ Association, and many other local contributors.

Congratulations to all students, teachers, and schools involved. To learn more about fire and life safety visit

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