[October 03, 2012]
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Tuesday morning Gianna Massena stood outside
her home with dad Ben, mom Olivia and little brother Luca,
anxiously awaiting the arrival of the big red rig of the Lincoln
the fire truck pulled up to the curb, the entire family was really
excited about Gianna getting to ride to school with the local
Assistant Chief Darren Coffey and inspector Bret Tripplett manned
the truck. They spent a few minutes getting acquainted with
their passenger, then swept her up, and with lights and sirens going
full force, they drove her to Carroll Catholic School.
Gianna entered this year's fire safety poster
contest sponsored by the Lincoln Fire
Department, and of all the kindergarteners
in the city, she won first place, thus winning the ride to school in
the fire truck.
Tripplett, who heads up the poster contest event for the fire
department, said that he most enjoys the ride to school. He
said the kids are always excited about getting to ride in the fire
Gianna was all
smiles all the time. When asked if she was excited about
getting to do this, she didn't have many words, but she offered some very sweet smiles and nods of the head.
Pictures by Nila Smith