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Fire & Life Safety Bowl
Annual Fire & Life Safety Bowl to be held March 17.

February 24, 2005



Charlotte, NC - What is the best way to put out an electrical fire?  What three elements are needed for a fire to start?  Those are the types of questions that students will attempt to answer in the 27th Annual “Fire & Life Safety Bowl.”  The Fire & Life Safety Bowl is a quiz contest designed to educate students across Mecklenburg County about fire and life safety.  It will take place Thursday, March 17, 2005, at the Oasis Shrine temple at 604 Doug Mayes Place in Charlotte.

The day’s schedule is:

Opening Ceremonies 9 a.m.
Competition Begins 9:45 a.m.
Championship Round 1:15 p.m.

Fourth and fifth grade students from 32 public and private schools in Mecklenburg County will take part, the most participants in the history of the contest.  Each school will field a team of five students.  A host will ask questions from a guide the students have studied since January.  With each round, teams will face elimination or advance until a winner is declared.

The first place team wins $500 and the John W. Knowles award, a silver bowl engraved with the school’s name.  The award is named in honor of Mecklenburg County’s longtime fire marshal, who retired in 1998.  The second place team wins $300 and third place wins $100. The schools will use the prize money to purchase educational equipment. 

The 2005 Fire & Life Safety Bowl is presented by the Mecklenburg County Fire Marshal’s Office, Charlotte Fire Department, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and other sponsors. The goal is to teach children about fire and life safety hoping they will share their knowledge with their friends, family and community and help make Mecklenburg County a safer place.


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